Must Read: One of the Main Reasons Ex-Apologist Thinks Christianity is False

This was posted in 2007, but I just saw it for the first time today. EA defends an inference to the best explanation that Jesus was a failed eschatological prophet. The combox includes an exchange with "Tim," who I think is Tim McGrew.LINK (HT: Wes) … [Read more...]

The Pope’s Tweets are Official Church Doctrine

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Church of England Rejects Female Bishops

One of the comments at the following link pretty much sums it up: I find it amusing that a woman can be the Queen of England and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, yet a woman cannot be a Bishop in that same church.LINK … [Read more...]

Paul Draper’s Chapter, “Christian Theism and Life on Earth”

Keywords:Christian theism and life on earth; arguments against Christian theism, CT and IN; comparing Christian theism (“CT”) to “indifference naturalism”; IN, a form of naturalism and CT, supernaturalism; evolution, on special creationism as false; implication of God's “rationality,” creating a universe; theistic objections to special creationism; methodological naturalism, in the physical sciences; IN and CT, and accuracy, to the condition of life on earth; evolution, theists the belief, of God … [Read more...]

Interesting Reference to The Empty Tomb

Since the resurrection is the central event of Christian history, Plantinga at the very least should make the effort to weigh the evidence for and against this event. Swinburne believes the evidence is quite high that the biblical accounts of the resurrection are literally true; others who have investigated the matter sharply disagree.[35]-----------------------[35] See, for instance, Robert M. Price and Jeffrey J. Lowder eds., The Empty Tomb:Jesus Beyond the Grave (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus, … [Read more...]

Atheism and the Case Against Christ by Matt McCormick

I've spent a great deal of time reading and researching the (a)theism debate. When asked for reading suggestions, I usually stick with either Arguing about Gods by Graham Oppy, and Logic and Theism by Jordan Howard Sobel. While these books are great at examining the arguments for theism in general, they usually seem far removed from the personal beliefs that many individuals hold. I am hesitant to recommend popular atheism books because I generally find their arguments less than satisfactory. … [Read more...]

Jesus Married?

So, Jesus was possibly married?;=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D207309 Wow. What would his home life have been like? I guess we are allowed to indulge our imaginations: "Well, Mr. Big Shot! Mr. 'Son of Man!' Out with "the boys" all night again, huh? That Peter calls himself a fisherman. He looks like he is fishing for free meals to me. And that hussy Magdalene! … [Read more...]

God’s Goodness and the Resurrection of Jesus

Most defenses of the resurrection of Jesus have focused on historical questions, for example:Q1. Was Jesus crucified in Jerusalem by Roman soldiers around 30 C.E.?Q2. Did Jesus die on the cross on the same day he was crucified?Q3. Was Jesus buried in a stone tomb on the evening of the day he was crucified?Q4. Was the tomb where Jesus' body was placed found empty on Sunday morning, about 36 hours after his body was removed from the cross?But the belief that Christians hold is not merely that some … [Read more...]