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...]

How screwed is the Republican Party? This is how screwed

I believe that probably Obama will win this election. But whether or not he does, the Republican party will be in trouble for the next couple of election cycles. The entire Republican political strategy revolves around getting poor and middle class white religious folks to vote against their economic interests, and that strategy is rapidly [Read More...]

From the archives: Bill O’Reilly’s argument for the existence of God

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. [Read more...]


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