Reading Time: 2 minutes Defending an invisible God and celebrating faith is exactly what Christians would do if their religion were manmade. Faith is always the last resort. If there were convincing evidence, Christians would be celebrating that, not faith.
Christianity is Self-Defeating
Reading Time: 2 minutes The book of Exodus gives God’s demand that the Jews stick with their own kind when they returned to Canaan. God had to make sure that they weren’t corrupted by the other religions. But the Bible wouldn’t have this prohibition unless the religion had been invented! The Bible defeats itself.
Jesus and Aliens
Reading Time: 2 minutes Consider belief in Jesus and belief in space aliens. Which one is nuttier?
Do We Really Trust in God?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Is it really true that “In God we trust”? With what do we trust him? It might indeed make Christians feel warm and fuzzy to see that motto on U.S. money, but do they actually believe it?
Only 21 More Shopping Days Till the End of the World!
Reading Time: 3 minutes The world will end one month from today on October 21, 2011—or so Harold Camping would have us believe. Many Christians use the Bible to attack his claim. But the Bible is a sock puppet, able to say just about anything you want it to, and Camping is able to respond.
Comments on a Robert Price vs. James White Debate
Reading Time: 4 minutes Drs. Price and White debated the question “Is the Bible True?” The Christian side (White) made a couple of blunders that I explore—emphasizing consistency (which actually seems to be a weak point) and rejecting presuppositions (ditto).
Christianity 2.0: Secular Christianity
Reading Time: 2 minutes How might Christianity evolve to become a better global citizen? I propose the idea of secular Christianity.
Map of the History of Religion
Reading Time: < 1 minute I made an interesting discovery a few years ago. Not an especially unique discovery, I’ll admit, and rather obvious in hindsight. But here goes. The Eastern Mediterranean spawned three great religions: Judaism, then Christianity, and then Islam. With Christianity dominant in the US, it’s easy to focus only on this region. But northern India also […]
Map of World Religions
Reading Time: 2 minutes A map of world religions is a convenient way to show that (in contrast to science), religious answers to life’s Big Questions depend on location—hardly a compelling foundation on which to build truth claims.
God orders woman to slay 'devil dog'
Reading Time: < 1 minute Pit Bull bit a chunk out of her Bible A SOUTH Carolina woman who killed her nephew’s dog said the slaying was simply an act of divine intervention. Miriam Fowler Smith, 65, told cops on Monday that she hanged and burned her nephew’s pit bull after the animal took a bite out of her Bible. […]