How to Refute Christianity: A Handy Guide
“Jesus Christ is a myth“
[Well, at least we've finally settled that dispute .]
Zeitgeist, The Movie:
Zeitgeist: time to discard the Christian story?
Zeitgeist the Movie and the Earliest Christians
Confronting the Spirit of the Age [Zeitgeist]
EXPOSING THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE: RESPONDING TO THE ZEITGEIST MOVIE
Historical Epistemology: What Can We Know About Jesus?
Ancient Evidence for Jesus from Non-Christian Sources
Christians are SO narrow minded!
Why believe in Christianity over all other religions?
Jesus, Zoroaster, Buddha, Socrates & Muhammad
The Life, Death and Teaching of Jesus Compared with Other Great Religious Figures
Is Belief in Jesus Necessary?
A Test: Do you have the True Jesus?
Does logic really count in our attempt to understand reality?
An FAQ on Christianity for the Unbeliever
Christian Philosophy of Religion
“I am He.“
Isaiah 43:10, John 13:19
“Did Jesus ever claim to be God?“
The Attributes of God
The Holiness of God
What is original sin?
What is the Gospel?
THE BIBLICAL GOSPEL
“The folks who make up [g]od as they go are side-by-side with self-proclaimed believers who claim the Christian label but shed their ties to [biblical] beliefs and practices… People say ‘I believe in God. I believe the Bible is a good book. And then I believe whatever I want.’”
[One person interviewed in that article – who happened to be Jewish – said the attitudes, opinions and beliefs described therein are “exciting.” ASND couldn't agree more. For some of the evidence supporting why they are, help yourselves to the various articles that follow (conservatives – who don't bother with evidence – can just move on to the Updates below).]
“… Jesus… bear-hugged him in a bid to douse the flames.”
[Another moron named Larry. Another hero named Jesus. Same 'ol, same 'ol . ]
“What kind of a God would punish all people with the consequences of one individual’s [Adam's] sin? In fact, it seems to go contrary to the teaching of the prophet Ezekiel… The prophet said that God treats every person according to his own sin. He doesn’t punish me for what my father did, nor does he punish my son for what I did… In protest we want to say, ‘No damnation without representation.’ We don’t like to be held accountable for what somebody else did…“
“There will be plenty of people in hell who said the sinner’s prayer.“
What makes a church or group non-Christian?
What is heresy?
The Proper Understanding of “Jesus is God”
The Doctrine of the Incarnation
Bible Chronology of the New Testament
Why The Virgin Birth?
Ordo Salutis (The Order of Salvation)
A Primer on Justification
The Liberal View of Justification
The Neoorthodox Way of Justification
The Antinomian Way of Justification
Roman Catholicism [on Justification]
Martin Luther’s 95 Theses
[Biblical] Evangelicalism [on Justification]
Think on These Things (Philippians 4:8)
What is biblical faith?
Theopedia: An Encyclopedia of Christianity
A Theological Test
What are some Christian Worldview Essentials?
What is essential Christian doctrine?
Thou Shall Not Kill: Does God Violate His Own Commandment?
The Christian Apologetics Search Engine
Is it possible to appear Christian for a while but never actually be born again?
What Is a Cult?
The Trinity “Explained”
[ASND wonders why, if the video claims we cannot comprehend the trinity, does the video claim to “explain” it? Explain that.]
Using a Diagram to Illustrate Trinitarian Relationships
The Trinity: Illustrations & Errors
LOVING THE TRINITY
Modalism, Tritheism or Trinitarianism?
A Formulation and Defense of the Doctrine of the Trinity
[Chapter 29, (unabridged) in Philosophical Foundations of a Christian Worldview, Downer's Grove, Ill.: Inter-Varsity Press, 2003.]
And Yet They Are Not Three Gods But One God
“Anthony Buzzard, a prominent anti-Trinitarian scholar, has produced an article denying the conscious preexistence of Jesus Christ…“
Did the divinity of Jesus emerge slowly after many years of embellishments?
Christianity & Science:
The Supposed Warfare Between Christianity and Science
The Historic Alliance of Christianity and Science
Christianity Is a Science-Starter, Not a Science-Stopper
Only 15 Percent of Scientists at Major Research Universities See Religion and Science Always in Conflict
[Wouldn't that depend on which religion ?]
Epigenetics Offers New Solution to Some Long-Standing Theological Problems:
Inherited Sin, Christ’s Sinlessness, and Generational Curses Can be Explained
A Special Thanks-GIVING Edition of ASND
“Scholars offer various explanations for the account of a Christmas ‘star.’”
[As long as we don't fall into the “miracle” trap , we're still thinking rationally.]
What about Christmas? That’s not mentioned anywhere in the Bible.
Was Christmas predicted hundreds of years before it happened?
What are the origins of Christmas and can a Christian celebrate it?
Nobody Important learned something(s) interesting this week about the origin(s) of December 25th as the celebration of Christmas. How many of you know that there is credible ante – Nicene evidence of winter soltice-oriented Christmas celebrations?
It’s About Time: When Was Jesus Born?
The Magi and the Star of Bethlehem
The Star of Bethlehem
The Star of Bethlehem: An astronomer, astrophysicist, and theologian’s perspective
Review of [Rick Larson's] The Star of Bethlehem
Evidence For The Bethlehem Birthplace
Scientific Evidence of the Virgin Birth
“A tiny fraction of vertebrate species have ever been seen reproducing through parthenogenesis, the fatherless birth of offspring in which the embryo develops without fertilization by a male.“
“… how is it that the celebration of Christmas, specifically, is actually proof the virgin birth? How can a ‘simple’ holiday prove a miracle?”
“The Bible doesn’t tell us any of these supposed facts about the wise men…“
“… the typical nativity scene is inaccurate.”
Who Were the Wise Men?
Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?
What are the 12 days of Christmas?
Is it a Sin to Celebrate Christmas?
A Christmas Quiz
How December 25 Became Christmas
What Does the X in Xmas Mean?
Saint Nicholas- A Christian life lived, a story told
A Special CHRISTmas Edition of ASND.
[Yes, that was a hyperlink, waiting to be clicked.]
Another Special CHRISTmas Edition of ASND
Rabbi breaks 1,000 TV sets [in] preparation for the Messiah.
[We presume he means the Jewish Messiah .]
Declaration On The Torah Approach To Homosexuality
The Torah Declaration is a public statement signed by Rabbis, Community Leaders, and Mental Health Professionals
[For those completed Jews (aka Christians) who don't know, the Jewish Rabbi Yeshua (aka Jesus) of Nazareth supported the above-cited Rabbis explicitly vis-a-vis the Torah.]
“British comedian and actor Ricky Gervais told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Thursday that telling a child that [homosexuals] will go to hell is ‘child abuse.’“
[It used to be rare for anyone -- including show business people -- to call Jesus Christ and His apostles "child abusers," but apparently that's Ok now.]
Worship & Church:
“Newsweek’s cover story… encourages Americans to ‘forget the church’ and just ‘follow Jesus.‘”
“How do we look away from the failings of the church today? Today’s church is overburdened with vile politics, hate, racism and misappropriation of funds, etc. Why should I associate with the church…?“
“There are reasons the writer of Hebrews admonishes us not to follow ‘the habit of some’ by neglecting to [worship] together.”
WHY [CHURCH] NON-ATTENDERS ARE TOXIC
The Truth About Men & Church
“In short, if a father does not go to church, no matter how faithful his wife’s devotions, only one child in 50 will become a regular worshipper.”
From an ASND post about Barack Obama’s “Faith“…
[ Matters of faith are not matters about facts and matters of politics are not matters of faith ( idiot conservatives always confuse the two ) . Matters of faith are about feelings while matters of politics are solely about matters of fact . ]
From another ASND post about Barack Obama’s “Faith”…
“Tax hikes for rich ‘[coincide] with Jesus’s teaching.’”
[So, for that matter, does virtually every other one of Barack Obama's policies .]
[Thank GOD For Barack Obama.]
Christianity’s Pagan Roots:
Were the Gospels Based on Pagan Myths?
[Well DUHHH! Most Christians don't even realize that Christianity wouldn't even exist without pre - existing , but now - revised pagan philosophy and mythology .]
Was the Virgin Conception Borrowed from Prior Mythologies?
Jesus, the Recycled Redeemer
Was Jesus Christ just a CopyCat Savior Myth?
Jesus Christ and Mythology: Copy Cat Savior?
HISTORICAL AND LITERARY STUDIES: PAGAN, JEWISH, AND CHRISTIAN
“Resurrection” Myths vs. Resurrection of Jesus – Mithras
All About Horus
An Egyptian Copy of Christ?
Was the story of Jesus stolen from that of the Egyptian deites Horus and Osiris?
Was Early Christianity Corrupted by ‘Hellenism’?
Is Jesus’ Hometown (Nazareth) a Myth?
The Chronicles of Narnia:
“ ‘Dawn Treader’ producer Mark Johnson [says that]… ‘resurrection exists in so many different religions in one form or another, so it’s hardly exclusively Christian.’ “
[Thank you, Mr. Johnson, for doing your homework . ]
“Aslan symbolises… for me Mohammed, Buddha and all the great spiritual leaders and prophets over the centuries.“
[By Joe, I think he's got it . ]
“… Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches [are] convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011.”
[Maybe that group finally gets it right . I mean, John Boehner is the anti-Christ , right ? ]
Harold Camping’s false prophesies, the Left Behind fiction series and the voluminous other silliness notwithstanding (except they are with standing — considerable standing, in fact — at least in evangelicalism), how many of us have bothered to do any real homework on the biblical “rapture?” Hmm?
Clooney: Christian Ministries Key to Helping in Sudan
[Why did he have to go and give Christians the credit there? Why couldn't he just gloss over that irrelevant detail, like the mainstream media always does (notice where, and only where, that part of the story was published)?]
“… what would a comprehensive and detailed movie version of the Bible be rated? One prominent Christian filmmaker, Phil Cooke, believes it would be given a strong ‘R’ rating – maybe even an ‘X’ (NC-17).“
[Do you supposed Mr. Cooke doesn't know that ratings are based on what are actually shown and said, not what is merely depicted?]
Christianity & Money
Poll: Americans see Christianity, capitalism clash
[ Completely true . Christians live in perpetual truth denial about everything.]
“1 in 4 Americans can’t think of recent positive contribution by Christians”
[ You know , come to think of it, I can't either .]
“Covetous battle cries for class resentment and even greater coercive wealth redistribution through an ever expanding big government do not resemble traditional Christianity.”
European Evangelicals Say Debt Crisis is a Moral Not Economic Issue
“Jesus would not have been among [the occupiers] to support their purpose or their approach, and the evidence for this is obvious. The devil (so to speak) is in the details.”
The OWS movement does not align as well with the Bible as some suppose
The Christian ”Sabbath”:
“Researchers point to certain lifestyle behaviors as a possible explanation for the difference.”
[Gotta be the Saturday thing . No doubt about it.]
Shroud of Turin:
“… the exact shade, texture and depth of the imprints on the cloth could only be produced with the aid of ultraviolet lasers – technology that was clearly not available in medieval times… [and] the iconic image of the bearded man must therefore have been created by ‘some form of electromagnetic energy’… And in case there was any doubt about the preternatural degree of energy needed to make such distinct marks, the Enea report spells it out: ‘This degree of power cannot be reproduced by any normal UV source built to date’… [and] the marks were not made by paints, pigments or dyes and that the image was not ‘the product of an artist.’“
[My question: Why didn't they re-date the fibers since that was the main criticism of the Shroud from the last series of tests?]
“Scientists are in agreement that no paints, pigments, dyes, or stains have been discovered that could have made the image of that battered man. Furthermore, the substance forming the image sits on top and does not penetrate the cloth. This amazing finding only adds to the mystery.“
The Credibility of the Miracles of Jesus
How Christian universities are unique, and how they can stay that way.
Growth of Christianity in Iran ‘Explosive’
“… heresies… are what flourish in the vacuum that’s left by institutional Christianity’s decline. “
Christianity & Women:
Is [the] God [of the Bible] Sexist?
Are there God-ordained, gender-specific roles for women and men?
Christianity: The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Women
How Jesus has Liberated Women
The Church, the Gospel, and Violence against Women
Wild Hair and Gender Equality in 1 Corinthians 11:2–16
Francis Schaeffer – A Christian Manifesto
Sex Sells, Even in Christian Bookstores
Former white supremacist sheds hate and embraces Christianity
Can a Loving God Hate Someone?
Debate: Jesus Christ — Son of God or Apocalyptic Prophet?
Lecture notes from Dr. Robert Koons’ Western Theism course (Phl 356; 1998) and Contemporary Christian Philosophy course (Phl 327, 2000) at the University of Texas at Austin, Spring 1998.
What Are Spiritual Gifts?
“Christian [spiritual] warfare is not a form of terrorism, it is a form of counterterrorism.”
The Mark[s] of the Christian
Martin Luther : Reluctant Revolutionary
Luther and the Reformation
Lessons from His Life and Labor
God’s Answer to “How Should I Live with Disability?”
Are insults and satire “un-Christian”?
The Five Great Mysteries of the Christian Faith
So, is the “Kingdom of God” here now (since Jesus has already come) or will it not arrive until sometime later (since Jesus promises to return)?
A Tale of Two Kingdoms
The Kingdom is Now
The Kingdom Inaugurated
A Look at “The Reign of God” in the Bible
Already: Decisively and Irrevocably Free, Not Yet: Finally and Perfectly Free
ALREADY AND NOT YET
The Kingdom of God: Already but Not Yet
“Christ announced the arrival of the Kingdom, he did not merely offer it.”
What about all those references “dispensationalism”?
In Praise of Denominations
The Christian Divorce Rate Myth
“[Christians] who seriously practice [their] faith… have a divorce rate markedly lower than the general population.“