Category: Atheism

Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: ‘The Skeptics Annotated Bible’ (#3)

Part 3 of an ongoing series covering the ‘Skeptics Annotated Bible’ by Steve Wells.

Bart Ehrman on Why He (an Atheist) Teaches the Bible

Over at his blog, biblical scholar Bart Ehrman addressed a question asked of him by a parent wondering why he should send his son to the university where Ehrman teaches to take his class on the Bible if Ehrman doesn’t actually believe in the… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman on Why He (an Atheist) Teaches the Bible”

The God of Conservative Christianity (Probably) Doesn’t Exist: AlchemistNon’s Argument

Last month, blogger @AlchemistNon wrote a piece entitled “Is Yahweh a Perfect Being?” in which he argues that the god of conservative Christianity does not exist. The deductive argument he puts forward (based on an argument offered by Christian apologist Randal Rauser in a… Continue Reading “The God of Conservative Christianity (Probably) Doesn’t Exist: AlchemistNon’s Argument”

Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: Samson and the Lion

For similar posts, see “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis.“ It seems like social media these days is little more than memes, and if you’re getting your Bible from memes, well, you should expect problems. Here is a recent one that appeared on Twitter.  I first came… Continue Reading “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: Samson and the Lion”

Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: Unicorns in the Bible

For similar posts, see “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis.“ I am an atheist. This means that I do not believe there are any gods in existence. Am I 100% certain about this? No. But on balance I find it more likely than not that the god… Continue Reading “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: Unicorns in the Bible”

Bart Ehrman: Apocalypticism and Human Suffering

Bart D. Ehrman, Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2020), 106-107. It [i.e. suffering] would make sense if there were no God. Or if there were many gods, some of whom were nasty. But how can it… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman: Apocalypticism and Human Suffering”

Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: ‘The Skeptics Annotated Bible’ (#2)

For more posts in this series, “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis.“ As is so often the case with atheistic readings of biblical texts, the annotations of Steve Wells in his Skeptic’s Annotated Bible are bewildering. At times, SAB gets things precisely correct, like when it decries what amounts to divinely… Continue Reading “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: ‘The Skeptics Annotated Bible’ (#2)”

The Weekly Roundup – 2.14.20

Happy Valentine’s Day! To both of my readers, I love you! Over at Is That in the Bible? readers can find a lengthy post on the story of Joseph entitled “From Robes to Riches: The Fairytale of Joseph.” In this piece, Paul Davidson discusses… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 2.14.20”

(Re)Considering Christianity: A Skeptic Looks at the Christian Religion – Introduction, part 8

To see more posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. In the summer of 2004, I ventured down to Texas to be with a young woman (we’ll call her Mary) with whom I had fallen in love, having met her the year… Continue Reading “(Re)Considering Christianity: A Skeptic Looks at the Christian Religion – Introduction, part 8”

Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: ‘The Skeptics Annotated Bible’ (#1)

For more posts in this series, “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis.“ I became an atheist in 2013 after a yearlong battle staving off doubt and unbelief through prayerful meditation over the Bible and by reengaging apologetic literature that had helped me in the past. When my… Continue Reading “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: ‘The Skeptics Annotated Bible’ (#1)”