Christmas comes early this year! You can now download for FREE the latest mini-monograph in the Cambridge Elements series, world-renowned philosopher of religion John Schellenberg’s Monotheism and the Rise of Science. The book is available until December 7th! Download it here.
In this video, I recount an alleged case of demonic oppression that I experienced in June 1993. I originally recount this case in my 2011 article “Awake in Japan.”
Christians sometimes argue that life is only meaningful if it goes on forever. Atheists sometimes argue that life is only meaningful if it doesn’t go on forever. They’re both wrong.
Last year, I sponsored a fundraiser for the Against Malaria Foundation that pitted skeptics against Christians. The U.S. fundraiser raised $660 (US funds) while the Canadian-based fundraiser raised $1250 (Canadian funds). I plan to launch another fundraiser this year on Giving Tuesday (December 1). However, my goal this year is to double both totals. And to […]
The single most infamous song of the backward masking craze of the 1980s was surely Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” A message from the devil or a trick of the imagination? I’ll say the latter. But when we were kids, playing “Stairway to Heaven” backward on the record player was still a memorable way to […]
“I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” —Stephen F Roberts Some years after first penning those words, Roberts provided this modest retrospective: “Yep, that’s me! I am the […]
Cool Beans! I’m honored to be featured on Trent Horn’s latest podcast as one of his four Protestant role models. You can listen to the interview here: https://www.catholic.com/audio/cot/my-four-protestant-role-models
My new book Conversations with My Inner Atheist features an extended conversation ranging over 25 chapters with my inner voice of questioning and doubt, My Inner Atheist (Mia). I have included chapter 6 below: “If the Bible includes immoral laws, how can it be inspired?” If you enjoy the chapter, consider buying the book. Mia: […]
In May, 2020, I participated in a debate on this question: Are there sufficient reasons to believe in God? My debate partner Sam and I divvied up the labor as follows: I argued that there are sufficient ‘reasons’ (i.e. properly basic grounds) to believe in God. Meanwhile, Sam argued that there are sufficient non-basic reasons […]
COVID19 has taken so much. Now, it is taking Halloween, as well: a fraction of houses in our neighborhood are decorated. Most neighbors are going to have darkened doors. And those who venture out place themselves and others at risk of an especially cruel trick. This is a lament for Halloween lost.
My interview with Micah Edvenson of the Crusade Against Ignorance YouTube channel. This was a fun and wide-ranging interview with topics including apologetics, biblical violence, hell, and heavy metal.