Reading Time: 4 minutes C. S. Lewis handwaved he just knows myth when he sees it, and he doesn’t see it in Christianity. Sorry, Clive, but we need a more solid grounding of reality.
Debunking the Genesis Flood I
Reading Time: 7 minutes I can’t believe I’m going to have to do this, but it will hopefully be useful to some people. I am going to run through the gamut of arguments in the hope that someone like Catholic apologist Dave Armstrong recognises the terminal problems associated with a Mosaic authorship of a literally true Pentateuch in terms […]
Debunking the Exodus VI: The Moses Birth Myth Is Nuts and Draws from other Myths.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Unfortunately, over the extensive series concerning the availability of pitch as a waterproofing caulk in the Nile River area of Egypt during the New Kingdom era, we have failed to see the crap for the pitch. Let us get back on an even (thoroughly pitch-caulked) keel by looking at the birth myth again, not in the context of it being appropriated […]
Why Do We Create Myths?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Dana Horton is back with another one of his guest pieces – thanks ever so much! Over to him: Why Do We Create Myths? (4-minute read) Last week we talked about ‘Our Guy’ Heraclitus, and the idea of not being able to step in the same river twice. In the article, we mentioned that Heraclitus […]
Null and Void
Reading Time: < 1 minute Todd is dead. Dead. But what does that even mean? What is death? What even is Todd? What happens when a god kills itself?
Bad Atheist Arguments? Let’s Investigate 16 of Them. (Part 2)
Reading Time: 5 minutes I’m quick to point out bad Christian arguments, but do atheists make bad arguments as well? Perhaps it’s time to take our medicine. Here are “bad” arguments about myths, faith, evidence, and God’s demands.
Where the Easter Eggs Come From
Reading Time: < 1 minute Rabbits laying eggs of chocolate for Easter. We’ve all wondered about that process and just how it works. The truth is very tragic.
A Great Myth about Atheism
Reading Time: 18 minutes This has come up in conversation on the last thread, and being in second day of my Russian chemo, I thought I’d repost for your delectation: This post was one of my most popular pieces on my previous blog, and I have, over time, revised it slightly to make it even tighter, reacting to previous comments […]
Genesis and the Garden of Eden: It’s Just a Just So Story
Reading Time: 2 minutes This quote, from Kevin K, was pretty much spot on in its thrust: I honestly think people try to read too much into the tale. It’s a “Just So” myth, that explains many, many things about the human condition, most-specifically why we are separate and apart from other animals in many ways. Trying to read […]
Not Seeing God (In Time for the Holidays!)
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m really pleased to have an essay about the Bible as folklore in this book with contributors from all over the Patheos Nonreligious channel!