March 20, 2016

Is the Atheist My Neighbor? Rethinking Christian Attitudes toward Atheism by Randal Rauser (103 pp., incl. bibliography; Cascade Books, 2015) A Review by Ed Buckner I’ve read quite a few books by Christians on atheism or related matters, but I don’t seek out such books any longer—they’re generally too predictable about Christianity and too maliciously misguided about atheism. When Jeff Lowder, a well-known atheist activist, writer, and debater, recommended Is the Atheist My Neighbor? Rethinking Christian Attitudes toward Atheism by… Read more

March 18, 2016

This is a picture of fossilized oyster shells which are among thousands of similar shells located in a fossil bed in central Texas which is obviously a long way from any current coastline: This picture was not taken at fossil dig; it was taken in my own central Texas backyard. As any school child can tell you, assuming they weren’t educated at one of the many scientifically inferior school systems in Texas, these fossils were deposited when the area now… Read more

March 13, 2016

(Editor’s Comment: This photo is proof that harmless looking people can be incredibly dangerous.) Republican voters in Texas are on the verge of electing a woman to the school board who believes school shootings are caused by the absence of overt Christian prayers and the 10 commandments, that climate change is a hoax, and that teaching evolution supports the “atheist religion”. This is a potential disaster, not just for Texas, but for every educational system in the country due to… Read more

March 9, 2016

A bit more than a week ago, two good people were killed in a horrific accident. These people were community pillars, well known in the community as being incredibly generous and in their tragic passing, they leave behind a young child and friends and family who loved them. The leading response from the community that loved them is to “pray” for them and their families and friends. A few days ago, another good person was involved in a serious accident,… Read more

March 4, 2016

Editor’s comment: This is the 7th part in Dr. Frank Zindler’s excellent series about the lack of historical evidence for the existence of Jesus as a real person. Please seek out the previous episodes of this compelling and intriguing series here on this blog. Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus, part 7: Paradigm Shifts and the Parable of the Cave Frank Zindler’s blog dedicated to the thesis that Jesus of Nazareth never existed. Ever since the publication in 1962 of The Structure of… Read more

March 2, 2016

Editor’s comment: The election cycle news has pushed this very important issue out of the news cycle and the public eye. It is very important that this issue not get lost in the election shuffle. An open letter from Ed Buckner to Mitch McConnell: So, Mitch McConnell, this has nought to do with me being an atheist, but I have some real questions about your opposition to holding hearings or even considering a nomination for Associate Justice of the Court… Read more

February 24, 2016

There is something exciting and unprecedented going on at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Lackland AFB is part of the conglomerate of Army and Air Force bases collectively known as Joint Base San Antonio and is a training base where thousands of new Air Force recruits receive their initial basic training each year. In July 2013, a trainee, Taylor Grin, with the backing and help of a group of San Antonio and other atheists with military and veteran backgrounds,… Read more

February 20, 2016

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus Part 6 Did Jesus Have a Body? Frank Zindler’s blog dedicated to the thesis that Jesus of Nazareth never existed.   Modern Christians take it for granted that Jesus of Nazareth once existed as a man—a human being. Most modern scholars also accept this as axiomatic, even if they are Atheists who do not believe that Jesus the Man was also a god. The answer to the question ‘Did Jesus have a body?’ would be considered a… Read more

February 18, 2016

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus Part 5 Three More Reasons to Conclude that Nazareth is Geographical Fiction Frank Zindler’s blog dedicated to the thesis that Jesus of Nazareth never existed Okay, so I couldn’t count very well. I actually had 22, not 19, reasons to conclude that the town of Nazareth did not exist at the turn of the era when “Jesus of Nazareth” should have been living there. With all my repetition of the point, readers doubtless remember that I… Read more

February 17, 2016

Due to the need to rest and recover from a medical procedure, I will likely be offline for a few days.  In my absence, I have scheduled episodes 5 and 6 from Dr. Frank Zindler’s fascinating serious on the lack of evidence for a historical Jesus to run during my absence.  I will be back with you shortly. Read more

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