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The circularity of believing the New Testament

Reading Time: < 1 minute So here’s the thing. The Christian seems to historiographically rate the NT over and above the other biblical books so that the Gospels have hermeneutic priority over any other book. My last book (The Nativity: A Critical Examination), and my subsequent radio debate with Randal Rauser, showed that the only time the Gospels are verifiable – that they intersect with known facts and verifiable incidents – is during the nativity accounts of Matthew and Luke.

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The Truth of the Bible

Reading Time: 10 minutes The Bible has far more manuscript copies than any book from history, and Christians claim that it holds hundreds of instances of fulfilled prophecy. But how reliable is it? Is it history or just mythology?

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Old Testament Slavery—Not so Bad?

Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent podcast spent an hour responding to Dan Savage’s well-publicized public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong, but the Bible itself disagrees.

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Christianity Can Rot Your Brain

Reading Time: 3 minutes God commands a lot of genocide in the Bible. Apparently feeling compelled to justify the savagery of his favorite deity, apologist William Lane Craig actually argues that the slaughter was justified and righteous.

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