Last week Arthur and I went to see Eddie Izzard in his latest show Stripped. We’ve previously enjoyed his humorous take on European history in Dress to Kill and this time amused ourselves pre-show by translating the Hebrew paragraph on the backdrop. There were a number of other ancient languages there as well […]
There’s a hip new infographic to visualise 439 Bible contradictions. It’s a visual rendition of Project Reason’s Scripture Project, which is a Web 2.0 reincarnation of Steve Wells’s Skeptics Annotated Bible.
Communicate Jesus and St Eutychus have been asking whether it’s any use to discuss beliefs online. Both of them have become somewhat pessimistic about it, at least in terms of atheist-Christian discussions. But this is a broader issue too…
I’ve been enjoying the ABC’s blog covering the Global Atheist Convention (subscribe here). There is a good team of guest bloggers, including Christians I respect, Ben Myers and Chris Mulherin. So far, the blog has spent much of its time questioning whether the Convention will be reflective and constructive, or strident and […]
Atheism is stridently anti-religious, but does it have anything more to offer?
We recently watched the 2007 debate between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox. One topic they touch on, unsurprisingly, is the argument that an ideology can be discredited by implicating it in atrocities. Christianity caused the Crusades and the Inquisition, therefore Christianity is false or evil. Atheism caused the Gulag and […]