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...]

The ignorance and dishonesty of Christian apologetics, part 1: anti-evolutionism

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I don’t think I’m going to be able to get through writing this post if I try to feign politeness, so let me start by saying that it’s long been clear to me that, in spite of his moderate views on some issues (relative to his fellow evangelicals, anyway) Christian apologist Randal Rauser is not [Read More...]

Academics are bad at warning the public about charlatans

I recently reread Eliezer Yudkowsky’s “Beware of Stephen J. Gould,” and the last paragraph in particular stuck out: And so as not to be accused of plagiarism myself, many others have said much of what I said here – only in politer academic language, with longer sentences, and without that specific example.  I thought it [Read More...]

Holy crap: “ex-gay” ministry apologizes and announces it is shutting down. What does this mean?

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When I first heard via Hemant Mehta and Fred Clarke that the infamous “ex-gay” ministry had apologized to everyone it hurt and announced it was shutting down, I almost couldn’t belief it. What does it mean for the future of evangelicalism? [Read more...]

An index of why William Lane Craig is a dishonest genocide-defending creepy homophobe

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William Lane Craig is a strong candidate for the greatest living proponent of natural theology. But that’s because serious philosophers have almost entirely abandoned natural theology. A guide to Craig’s track record of dishonesty and fundamentalist lunacy. [Read more...]

Lots of people are awful, but not everyone who disagrees with you is

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The two main impetuses for this post are both already old news in the blogosphere’s short news cycle, but I think the issue is important, so here it goes: [Read more...]

Reply to a reader having a crisis of faith

A reader having a crisis of faith sent me an e-mail describing his situation; with permission I’m posting excerpts from it with my responses: [Read more...]

Craig: gay marriage is “really odd” because “homosexuals typically don’t have lasting partnerships”

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Dear William Lane Craig: fuck you you fucking fuck. [Read more...]

Lee Strobel’s The Case for Faith is really a great book to read if you’re just getting into atheist/Christian debates

I feel odd saying this, but another thing I remembered when thinking about how Martin Luther was made out to be a hero when I was in school is where I did learn about Luther’s antisemitism from: Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Faith. [Read more...]


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