The Growth of Bible Skepticism in America

April 14th, 2014
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“For the Bible tells me so”. Most Christians in America probably remember singing these very words as children in Sunday school. It is a simple proclamation that if the “Good Book” says so, you can be sure it is true. … Continue reading

Noah’s Ark: Moral Lesson, or Barbaric Myth?

March 17th, 2014
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Many of us remember learning about the story of Noah’s Ark in Sunday school. Most likely, we learned from our parents and Sunday school teachers about God’s overflowing capacity for redemption and forgiveness. Now that Hollywood is giving its take … Continue reading

Is The Bible a Work of Fiction?

November 25th, 2013
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How would you categorize the Bible? Warehouse wholesaler Costco has been criticized by devout Christians in recent days for labeling copies of the holy book as “fiction”. The company has since apologized for what they call an unfortunate error, but … Continue reading

New Series Explores Secrets of the Bible

November 15th, 2013
Bible, universal life church, interfaith

The History channel no longer hides the fact that it has done away with history programming in favor of programming on religion and conspiracy theories as well as reality television, earning criticism from scientists, scholars, and skeptics. Earlier this year … Continue reading

Bullies, Bibles, and Double Standards

November 11th, 2013

What happens when a high school student rips out pages of the Bible to protest school bullying? Apparently, he gets expelled. This is precisely what happened to 18 year-old Isaiah Smith of Birdville High School, in the Fort Worth, Texas, … Continue reading

Baby “Messiah” Needs His Name Changed, Says Judge

August 20th, 2013

Can a baby take the title of the Christian savior? Apparently, only Jesus Christ deserves the title of “Messiah”, according to a judge in the U.S. state of Tennessee. This was the message she sent to a mother and father … Continue reading

The Shocking “Truth” About the Gospel of John

June 17th, 2013
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Perhaps the most beloved book of the New Testament is the Gospel of John. It is the most frequently used at Christian funerals, it wins out in polls as the favorite book among Christians, and its preamble was used for … Continue reading

The Bible Series Tarnished by Satan-Obama Link

March 25th, 2013
Even if unintentional, there certainly is somewhat of a resemblance. We find it interesting that in many movies and shows, people feel as though they know how to represent the Devil but won't represent God, as if we would have any idea about either

With its series The Bible, the History channel has mesmerized television viewers like never before, earning record ratings in the process. Despite the network’s lofty vision, some media outlets have critiqued the resemblance between the actor who plays Satan and … Continue reading

Minister’s New Book Redefines the Bible

March 13th, 2013
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Which books truly belong in the Christian Bible, and how do we identify these? This question has been raised by the discovery in the past few decades of a surprising number of apocryphal texts which were rejected by Church leaders … Continue reading

Walking a Fine Line: Religious Classes in Public Schools

February 7th, 2013
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Teaching Bible courses in public schools is already a controversial practice, but when critics launch accusations of bias in Bible course instruction, the issue becomes even more complicated. A number of Texas school districts are now coming under scrutiny for … Continue reading