How accurate are the gospels?

An interesting thread opened up on the JREF forums when a devout believer who calls himself 154 started a thread entitled “Why do you hate Jesus?”. Many folks politely pointed out several issues that the poster needed to seriously consider and also explained that the JREF skeptics were not secret believers who hated Jesus (which … Read more

Crackergate revisited

In 2008, PZ Myers, an associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota’s Morris campus stirred up a considerable degree of controversy with the following post on his famous Pharyngula blog Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers? There’s no way I can personally get them — my local churches have … Read more

Speaking in Tongues – The real story

As proof that ‘God’ has poured out his spirit, there is a manifestation known as “Speaking in Tongues”. Those seeing it for the first time sometimes find it to be a bit creepy or bizarre, especially if they don’t know what is going on. It usually happens during times of open prayer within Pentecostal churches … Read more

New Scientist censored

The New Scientist had a story by their book editor Amanda Gefter called “How to Spot a Hidden Religious Agenda“. It was pulled from their web site; the explanation being that they “received a complaint about the contents of the story.” You can still find a copy here, and we’ve copied the text until we … Read more

The Gay Crusade

Over at the Atheist Experience blog there has been a fascinating dialog going on. A Catholic has been banging on about how being gay is wicked. Here is a wonderful take-down to the latest note from this ‘believer’, it pulls it all apart and revels her stance to be complete bullshit. I’ve posted it here … Read more