No, You Are: When Christians Project

I saw an article on Patheos a while back called Ten Things Christians Accidentally Tell Me About Themselves. The author pointed out that Christians often project in the Freudian sense and he gave examples of Christians essentially saying “No, you are.” So I took a few of his and added a few of my own that … Continue reading No, You Are: When Christians Project

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The Trilemma: Lunatic, Liar, or Lord

The Christian apologist C.S. Lewis laid out in his book Mere Christianity an argument that would come to be known as the Trilemma. He claims that if Jesus wasn’t actually God, he must either be a liar or a lunatic. The three options Lewis gives us — lunatic, liar, or Lord — are obviously not … Continue reading The Trilemma: Lunatic, Liar, or Lord

The Euthyphro Dilemma

Believers often claim that unlike atheists, they have an objective basis for morality. They’re not working with what’s socially useful, or what’s preferable to humans; but instead, they’re operating from the unassailable, objective standard of God. The idea that our morality is grounded in God’s will is what’s known as divine command theory. But DCT … Continue reading The Euthyphro Dilemma

Prayer Studies

In spite of the progress of science and reason, the notion that prayer can change the real world has persisted into the 21st century. So we're going to look at two famous prayer studies in history: the first one ever conducted and the most scientifically rigorous one ever conducted to see what science has to … Continue reading Prayer Studies

The Satanic Panic

The Satanic Panic is a comical, but tragic, example of what can go wrong when you take Christianity seriously. We should be familiar with this case because I’m not so sure we actually learned our lesson from it, or the lesson has been applied too narrowly. This moral panic occurred because mythology was taken to … Continue reading The Satanic Panic