Tag Archives: apologetics

William Lane Craig: The Bathrobe

I’ve noted before that I find the term ‘christian humility‘ oxymoronic: there is nothing humble about claiming a personal relationship with the creator of the universe. And almost as tediously predictable as the christian claiming to be humble is the christian calling the new atheists ‘arrogant’. But any Gnu you could name would have a [...]

Outreach Media’s Evidence for God on Toast: fixed that for you

Lots of Australian churches outsource the creation of ‘witty’ posters to an outfit called Outreach Media, who have a new zinger for us each month. They were the people who produced the horrific Christian poster with the lion on. Well, their October effort is pretty bad, too. Just a bit less horrific, and a bit [...]

Look, you stupid bastards, you’ve got no gaps left!

Once upon a time, thunderstorms were not just scary and awesome, they were incomprehensible. They watered rich and fecund ground on which god memes could grow, fertilised by ignorance and fear. And grow they did. Zeus, Thor, Brontes, Jupiter, Xolotl, Set and many more were revered and feared for thunder. Nowadays, thunderstorms still inspire awe, but not [...]

Taking John Dickson’s word for it

I quite like John Dickson. I’ve met him a few times, through his work for Jesus’s PR firm, the Centre for Public Christianity. CPX euphemistically describes its job as offering ‘a Christian perspective on contemporary life by engaging mainstream media’, but more often than not it seems to exert itself to tell atheists how dreadfully [...]