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Posted inReligion

Stop using the ‘not very Christ-like’ argument with right wing Christians

Reading Time: 13 minutes Humanists know that there is so much to do in our hurting world. It’s frustrating when a given cultural moment nevertheless compels us to dwell on toxic religious turf instead. Every time we do? We’re not working together to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Not grappling with rising environmental and war refugeeism, and reshaping […]

Posted inReligion

Jesus and Exodus Symbolic Parallels

Reading Time: 4 minutes This came to me by way of someone watching one of my recent interviews on YouTube and I think it is interesting enough to warrant some discussion: I have been studying the mythicist position for a while now, and although I’m not a scholar or historian, I have a perspective that they often miss: studying […]

Posted inHistory

Speech in the Bible? Pah!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Can you remember what you said last week? You know, in any conversation? Can you remember what you said last month? How about last year? How about ten years ago? Can you remember your conversations from ten years ago other than general themes of only the most pertinent ones? Can you remember the conversations of others? […]

Posted inGeneral

What Does Jesus Say about the Afterlife?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here is another guest post from Dana Horton, this time looking at Jesus’ claims regarding life beyond death (thanks Dana!): What does Jesus say about the afterlife? A lot of us in a western Christian culture just assume there is an afterlife. It is what we grew up believing. So that means the afterlife is […]

Posted inPsychology, Religion

Totally Disingenuous: William Lane Craig Woefully Mischaracterises Me in His Podcast

Reading Time: 12 minutes I have just been made aware of a podcast in which William Lane Craig takes a couple of my short articles to task. The ones in question are: The Resurrection, Fideism and Circularity Supernaturalism (and Motivated Reasoning) He absolutely hammers me. Well, he thinks he does. Because what really happens is they (him and his […]

Posted inUncategorized

Pearced Off! #6 – Circularity of Believing the New Testament

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am running a series of the old podcast segments from my Pearced Off! section of the Skepticule Podcast (a British skepticism-based podcast now on hiatus) that I used to contribute to. Some of the earlier ones have some quieter audio. Apologies. They run at around ten minutes. Something to keep you company outside of Netflix and the […]

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