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Christianity and the Afterlife – Post Jesus and Paul

Reading Time: 4 minutes Following his previous two-piece on the afterlife, looking at the claims of Jesus and Paul, Dana Horton guest posts the continuation of that theme in this next one. Thanks, as ever, to Dana: Christianity and the Afterlife — Post Jesus and Paul Many of us were raised in the western Christian culture with the belief […]

Posted inHistory

Why Paul Didn’t Write More About Jesus – A Christian Rebuttal

Reading Time: 6 minutes Here is the latest Christian counterpoint piece from John Nelson (a Christian) in an ongoing conversation between an atheist (ex-evangelical, I believe) and a Christian theologian in training. The first and second guest posts (find them here and here) from Ed Atkinson of Wycombe Skeptics in the Pub, and occasional atheist appearer on Unbelievable on Premier Christian Radio […]

Posted inHistory

Why Paul Didn’t Write about the Historical Jesus – an Answer

Reading Time: 11 minutes Here is the first atheistic counterpoint piece from Ed Atkinson in an ongoing conversation between an atheist (ex-evangelical, I believe) and a Christian theologian in training. The first and second guest posts (find them here and here) from Ed Atkinson of Wycombe Skeptics in the Pub, and occasional atheist appearer on Unbelievable on Premier Christian Radio in the […]

Posted inHistory

Paul and the Historical Jesus

Reading Time: 7 minutes Here is a guest post from Ed Atkinson of Wycombe Skeptics in the Pub, and occasional appearer on Unbelievable on Premier Christian Radio in the UK, hosted by Justin Brierley. I will host a dialogue, here for Ed, between Ed and a Christian called John Nelson. Join in the debate! Read a previous piece by Ed here […]

Posted inReligion

How the Bible Helped Me Become an Atheist

Reading Time: 6 minutes Christianity immortalized the seeds of its own deconstruction by putting them in the mouth of its very founder. This hit me like a ton of bricks today, and I’m not sure why I didn’t see it sooner. I was thinking again this week about the reasons why I left my faith (or rather why it left […]

Posted inEducation, Politics, Religion

The Bible’s Attitude Toward the Life of the Mind

Reading Time: 11 minutes “Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. Here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” —Ecclesiastes Secularists like me became legitimately concerned when we first learned that our new president-elect selected billionaire right-wing megadonor Betsy DeVos to […]

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