Christians: Jesus’ disciples could have been lying. Stop using the resurrection as an argument.

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This post is just going to be me repeating some points I’ve made before, but I’m writing it because I don’t think anyone (myself included) has made them loudly enough yet. It has to do with the standard Christian argument that Jesus’ disciples couldn’t have been lying because they were willing to die for their beliefs. [Read more...]

Quick summary of the points I made on my appearance on Unbelievable

After reading a bit of feedback on my appearance on Unbelievable, I thought it might be worth giving a quick summary of the points I made on the show. Unfortunately, it was not a formal debate with closing statements, so there wasn’t a good time for me to do this during the show. [Read more...]

My Unbelievable appearance is now available for listening and download

My appearance on the UK Christian radio show is now available for listening or downloading as a podcast. Give it a listen, and discuss it here. [Read more...]

The ignorance and dishonesty of Christian apologetics, part 2: New Testament scholarship and Josh McDowell

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In my post on the ignorance of Christian apologists regarding evolution, I promised a follow-up post on their handling of New Testament scholarship. But I wrote the post, I realized I’d have to break it up; this entry will focus first on some general remarks about Biblical scholarship, then on Josh McDowell. I need to [Read More...]

Appearing on Unbelievable

Last night (or very early this morning, depending on how you look at it), I recorded an interview for the British Christian radio show Unbelievable. The host was Justin Brierly, and I was debating Calum Miller on the topic of Jesus’ resurrection. [Read more...]

My book, now available in e-reader formats!

A reader (who I think wishes to remain anonymous, but is welcome to identify himself in the comments) very generously volunteered to take the time to convert my first book (which takes on Christian apologists over the resurrection) into a variety of e-reader formats, including EPUB (most e-readers), MOBI (for Amazon Kindle), and a couple [Read More...]

This Easter would be a great time to download my book debunking the Resurrection

For all those who have somehow not been drawn in by the big button that says “Free Ebooks” at the top of the page, this would be a great time to download my book UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God: Debunking the Resurrection of Jesus, which I’ve made available for download in exchange for whatever [Read More...]

Review: Candida Moss’ The Myth of Persecution

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Last week, I offered readers a deal of blogging about books if someone is willing to buy them for me off my Amazon wishlist. Here is the first post stemming from that offer: a review of Candida Moss’ The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom. [Read more...]

Introducing Bayes blogging: a review of Richard Carrier’s Proving History, part 1

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I mean to be doing a lot of thinking about probability theory, Bayesianism, etc. over the course of the next few months, perhaps longer. And I’ll be blogging it. Thus begins a (probably irregular) series of posts that I’m going to dub “Bayes blogging,” because it sounds better than “probability blogging.” [Read more...]


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