Science Series: The Flat Earth Myth

Quickly, answer the following question: “Who proved the world was round?” If you said Columbus, you are certainly not alone. We have all heard the idea that before Columbus, the Church and all the Christian intellectuals of the Middle Ages taught that the earth was flat.  If you sailed out far enough you would fall… Continue reading Science Series: The Flat Earth Myth

Book Notices: On Textual Criticism, History, and Apologetics

Several books are about to hit the stores concerning apologetics this October and November. They look very interesting and worth keeping an eye out for them if your are interested in those topics. _____________________________________________________________________________ In Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism In this volume Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry, along with a team… Continue reading Book Notices: On Textual Criticism, History, and Apologetics

Religion is Good For You

It has been stated, repeatedly, that religion, especially Christianity, has done more harm that good. Bertrand Russell in his book Why I am Not a Christian stated categorically that “the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.” In short, Christianity and… Continue reading Religion is Good For You

The Myth of the Dark Ages

We have all heard about the “Dark Ages” between 500 AD and 1500 AD.  Some common descriptions include: “There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages.” – Ruth Hurmence Green (1915-1981, a notable atheist with the publication of her book The Born Again Skeptic’s Guide to the… Continue reading The Myth of the Dark Ages

The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Christmas

Here is interesting myth to consider as we enter into this Christmas season: It is generally asserted that December 25 was designated as the birth of Christ to replace the pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice. Claims about the Christmas myth have been reported at christmasisalie.com and, of course, youtube such as this video at… Continue reading The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Christmas