In November 2022, I published my fifteenth book, a satire of religious fundamentalism titled Christian Bellows Timeless Truth in a World of Lies. Mr. Bellows describes himself as an “Independent Bible Church Pastor, Unaccredited Bible College President, World-Reknowned Biblical Scientist, and the Apologist of the Great Plains.” Since the book was released, I have been trying […]
While researching Jesus Loves Canaanites, I came across some truly abhorrent defenses of biblical genocide in general and pedicide in particular. For example, Christian apologists claimed that the Canaanites were evil squatters, that they were like cancer, and that killing infants would actually be a merciful act. So it should be no surprise that I devoted […]
In this excerpt from Christian Bellows Timeless Truth in a World of Lies (A Fundamentalist Apologetics Satire) Christian Bellows gives his account of the design argument for God’s existence. If you think a big bang without a banger is crazy, you’d be right. But that’s just the beginning of the nonsensical doctrines of atheist faith. […]
Yay! My fifteenth book is now available and it is time to meet the most stubborn, ornery old fundamentalist you’re ever likely to see. In this video I introduce Christian Bellows to the world. After watching, be sure to pick up your copy! The Amazon link for American readers (promoted). The Amazon link for Canadian […]
I came up with the idea for my latest book, Christian Bellows: Timeless Truth in a World of Lies, on October 28. I woke up at three am on the morning of October 29 with the name “Christian Bellows,” the perfect double entendre for the book’s main character. At that point, I started writing and I […]
My next book is going to be published later this month. It’s my first satire and it was probably the most fun I ever had writing a book. Here is the title, subtitle, and table of contents. Christian Bellows: Timeless Truth in a World of Lies (A Fundamentalist Apologetics Satire) Table of Contents Introduction from […]
I just wrote a satirical schedule for an apologetics conference. Let me know if you’re interested. I know several suburban megachurches that will host!
In this video, I survey five rhetorical categories of comparison that village atheists/new atheists make with belief in God. And I explain why each one of them is little more than an ignorant attempt to poison the well.
It’s undignified to mock @realDonaldTrump’s health issues. That’s off limits. Let’s focus on issues. Hope you recover, Mr. President. — Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 15, 2020 Focus on issues? Health (mental and physical) is an issue. As for the propriety of mockery, it is wrong all things being equal. But in this case, all […]
The Babylon Bee has only been around for three years, but during that time it has expanded its fan base rapidly with a brand of newsy satire purportedly aimed at conservative evangelicals. However, rather than critique that audience, The Bee often plays to their ignorance and tribal prejudices. Consider, for example, the case of teenage Swedish […]
One month ago Donald Trump tweeted a series of bizarre accusations that Barack Obama wire tapped Trump Tower during the election. The charge was complete nonsense. And yet, in the weeks that followed Trump’s surrogates have engaged in a jaw-dropping exercise in confabulation, attempting to find something — anything — which can provide some sort of corroboration […]
Tired of the same old Christmas cards? According to the satirical Babylon Bee “news” site, this family unwittingly stumbled upon a brilliant alternative: imprecatory psalm cards. (Thanks to Samuel Choy for forwarding the Babylon Bee article to me.) After some reflection I’ve decided that this is not such a bad idea. At least your greeting […]
Donald Trump continues to dazzle the world with his geopolitical acumen and extraordinary metaphysical powers. It all began on Sunday when Trump said that Putin is “not going into Ukraine.” George Stephanopoulos replied by pointing out that Russia is already in Ukraine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXucpaDPoSA Alas, Mr. Stephanopoulos’ response suggests the cynical assumption that Mr. Trump was ignorant of the fact […]
The other day my daughter reported that three boys in her junior high class came to school wearing colanders on their head and smugly declaring themselves devotees of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I’ve been following Bobby Henderson’s satirical new religion for the better part of the last decade (it was launched in 2005) and I’ve […]