Why We Christians Always Lose Debates with Atheists–Thank God

The other day I read the recent Newsweek piece in which Rick Warren (Purpose-Driven Life—like you didn’t know) debated the eminently rational and mind-bogglingly articulate Sam Harris (The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation). In that “debate,” I thought Mr. Harris waxed the floor with Mr. Warren. For one, nobody out-rationalizes Sam Harris. [Read More...]

Christians and Atheists in Communion — in Harmony, I Mean! Now What?

I don’t think it’s going too far to say that my recent posts (“An Honest Question: Atheists, How Do You Process Your Guilt?” and “What the Atheists Taught Me” ) have established utter peace and harmony between Christians and atheists around the world. Isn’t it just the greatest thing? (Um … down there, in the comments section [Read More...]

What the Atheists Taught Me

In my last post I asked atheists to talk about their relationship to their guilt. And man, oh man, did they ever respond. Turns out atheists are quite the … cyber-communicators. It also turns out that atheists — or the many from whom I heard, anyway — care just as much as we Christians do [Read More...]

Atheists: How Do You Process Your Guilt?

Hello, atheists! Thanks for reading this! As you probably know, I’m a Christian. Wait! Come back! I won’t try to convert you! Even better: I (along with my incomprehensibly vast company of Christian readers) will actually listen to you. Oh, stop it. A Christian actually listening to you isn’t that rare. Now then, here’s my [Read More...]

Oh, Boy. I’ve Been “Tagged.”

If my friend Jaime Windon hadn’t done this to me, I wouldn’t be … having this be done to me. But she did. And I am. And … so here we are. So then. First, I guess, I’m supposed to post, right here, this, which I cut and pasted from her site: So I’ve been “tagged” [Read More...]

From My Blog to Britney’s Eyes?

Okay, so I’ve now gotten a fair number of people asking me if I think there’s any chance Britney Spears will ever see the “open letter” I wrote her. Of course I have no idea. Seems unlikely, but anything’s possible. One thing that’s not in doubt, though, is the “six degrees of seperation” theory. Every person [Read More...]

An Open Letter to Britney Spears

Dear Britney, Hi! How are you? Say, I was thinking: If you can possibly afford to, you should get out of show business now. I saw your performance on last night’s MTV Music Video Awards. It wasn’t … your most electrifying performance ever. But you know that. Not like our beloved media is about to [Read More...]

My Name Is Not Pato Banton

This is Pato Banton So the other night I went to see a concert by Famous Reggae star Pato Banton. Isn’t that the coolest name ever? Pato Banton. I wish my name was Pato Banton. One of his Pato’s big hits, titled “My Opinion,” features the refrain, “My name is Pato Banton.” So even he [Read More...]

Updating George Carlin’s 7 Words You Can’t Say On Television

Yes, George’s original seven words are Definite Cursing. But so what? You hear half those words on TV all the time. Especially since Martha Stewart got out of prison. So I think Mr. Carlin’s list needs updating. Here, then, is my personal vote for Seven Other Words No One Should Ever Be Allowed to Say On Television: 1. Insider 2. Conniption 3. [Read More...]

Why Doesn’t God Just Prove He Exists?

A young man wrote me the other day to ask why God doesn’t once and for all prove his existence. Here’s my answer to that earnest seeker. (Yo! Danny! Do good in school! And don’t take drugs! And … well, actually, that pretty much covers it.) First of all, God did prove his existence; that’s [Read More...]