A telling comment from Pat Robertson

When I first heard this I was like, “pfft, that’s no surprise,” but this statement from Pat Robertson is really quite telling: [Read more...]

What good evidence for the supernatural would look like

This post was written for my series on science and religion, and incorporates material from previous posts as well as the current draft of chapter seven of the book. [Read more...]

Figuring out what reality is really like is not a game whose rules have to be fair

Shortly after moving to Patheos, I noticed the blog of Dwight Longenecker, with a post about how the presidential race is neck and neck because half the country believes in God and half doesn’t. (I wonder, did Romney’s “47%” remarks cause people to become atheists?) I didn’t have time to comment at the time, but I [Read More...]

Religion is an idea about the world

Here’s a quote from Greta Christina that sums up my response to a great deal of backlash against popular atheism: [Read more...]


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