Author Archives: Curly

Every Year During Advent, This Gets Trotted Out

Every year, almost as soon as the last bit of Thanksgiving dessert is eaten, someone declares “Christmas is just a recycled pagan festival”. Then, depending on whether the person making the pronouncement is a Christian or a non-believer, usually finishes with either something similar to “so we shouldn’t celebrate it at all” or “and that […]

Did Jesus Ever Claim to be God?

It seems objections to the Christian faith that are uniformed, poorly (if at all) researched, logically incoherent, and just plain unconvincing to any examination keep coming back no matter how definitively they have been refuted. The claim that “Jesus never claimed to be God; that’s just an invention of the church” is one of the […]

“Mythicism” Revisited

Every Easter season, we are inundated with the inevitable litany of TV shows, blog posts, and newspaper and magazine articles attempting to debunk or deny the resurrection of Jesus the Christ. And every year, there is one particular rather ridiculous idea that crops up and just frustrates me no end that anyone can seriously repeat, […]

Is History Written By Those Who Believe Their Writings Reliable?

Recently, I was surprised by an assertion that I had read about, but had not given much thought to since I’d never heard it before in personal conversation. After some inquiry, I found out that it is becoming a popular objection to the trustworthiness of the Gospel records. The main premise of the argument is this: […]

The “One Less God” Argument

Richard Dawkins and other popular atheist authors and advocates are quite fond of the ‘one less god’ argument, and I’ve heard and read quite a few different self-proclaimed atheists using it lately. It goes something like this: “We’re both atheists; neither one of us believes in Zeus, Pele, Odin, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I […]

But Jesus Never Claimed to be God!

This is another old argument against classical Christianity that I still hear rather often: “Jesus never claimed to be God” usually coupled with “so clearly he wasn’t”. While there is no place in Scripture where Jesus said the words, “I am God”, the assertion that He never claimed to be God is quite very inaccurate. The […]