The ignorance and absurdity of the champions of left-wing theology

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my book in progress, and also a follow up to this post. It should be obvious by now that it’s possible to believe in a god in the sense that most people mean without being a fundamentalist. Thomas Paine is one example of a person who did exactly that. [Read More...]

The Bible commands slavery

It’s widely known that the Bible contains many passages which seem to implicitly condone slavery. For example, Exodus 21, which gives various rules for slavery including the rule that Hebrew slaves are to be freed after six years, or the infamous law from Leviticus that says you can only own foreigners as slaves. Then there [Read More...]

Do atheists (and agnostics) write the best books on arguments for the existence of God?

And I don’t just mean because they’re right. My recent exchange with Leah Libresco had me thinking that I should include in The Book some advice for people looking to really dig in to the literature on arguments for the existence of God. Nothing fancy, maybe just recommending a few general texts like Graham Oppy’s Arguing [Read More...]

Bible tweets: Joshua through Pslams

The number of tweets/chapter is much lower here, because honestly the Bible gets boring after the Torah. Yeah, there’s lots of juicy violence, but it’s not even all that shocking once you’ve read the Torah, since it’s really just carrying out the commands to commit genocide found in those earlier books. [Read more...]

My book & the Catholic Church (re: Leah Libresco)

Leah Libresco was kind enough to link my blog after I made the move to Patheos, and gave a shout out to my “beta testing a book” project: [Read more...]

From the archives: Why atheists don’t think the Bible is historically reliable

Now that I’m at Patheos, I expect there will be quite a few readers of Patheos blogs coming to my blog, totally unfamiliar with previous incarnations of The Uncredible Hallq. So I’m going to link to some of my old posts, as part of the extended get-to-know-you process here. Today’s piece: Why atheists don’t think [Read More...]

Moses’ bronze snake

One thing I noticed while tweeting my way through the Bible was this strange little story of Moses’ bronze snake in Numbers 21:4-9: [Read more...]

Currently reading: The Bible Unearthed

Hopefully I’ll have a full review later, but I want everyone to know that I’m currently about halfway through the book The Bible Unearthed by Neil Asher Silberman and Israel Finkelstein. I decided to pick it up after seeing it recommended by Richard Carrier as doing for the Old Testament (mainly just Genesis through 2 [Read More...]

Tweeting my way through the Bible: Leviticus through Deuteronomy

Here’s my second crop of Bible tweets. The first installment was here, along with my explanation of the project.  [Read more...]


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