Problems in the Koran

This post serves as an index to problems in the Koran. In short, it is a list of problems (by no means exhaustive) that lead me to believe that Muhammad was a false prophet. I welcome Muslims who disagree with me to discuss these problems and try to convince me that they are not true … Continue reading Problems in the Koran

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A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 2

The index to this series of posts can be found here.  This post is a refutation of “Chapter 2:  Call Your Witnesses” of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction. Chapter 2 begins by saying: HIGH-PRESSURE SALESMANSHIP In trying to prove their dogmas, they invent shocking statements and posers - one of which has been used as … Continue reading A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 2

A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 1

The index to this series of posts can be found here.  This post is a refutation of "Chapter 1:  The Only Sales-Point" of Ahmed Deedat's Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction. Deedat begins the book by saying: "MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN" Recently, an American historical researcher and mathematician, Michael H. Hart, published a book: "THE 100, THE TOP HUNDRED … Continue reading A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 1

A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion Or Cruci-fiction

This post serves as an index to upcoming posts refuting the argument put forth by Muslim apologist Ahmed Deedat in Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction that Jesus was not killed by crucifixion.  Links will be added to this page as new posts are added to this blog. The posts in this series are meant to show that … Continue reading A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion Or Cruci-fiction

A Summary of Chapter 6 of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

6. Eyewitnesses "from the Beginning" "From the Beginning" According to Bauckham, if the Gospels embody eyewitness testimonies then at least some of the eyewitnesses must have been able to testify to the whole story of Jesus, the story beginning with John the Baptist and ending with the resurrection appearances.  In Acts 1:21-22, Peter says that … Continue reading A Summary of Chapter 6 of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

Is Yahweh a Moral Monster? The New Atheists and Old Testament Ethics

Is Yahweh a Moral Monster? The New Atheists and Old Testament Ethics by Paul Copan is an interesting read.  You can find it in both HTML and PDF formats.  The abstract reads: The new atheists (Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Hitchens) level arguments against Old Testament morality as primitive and barbaric, presumably undercutting belief in the biblical … Continue reading Is Yahweh a Moral Monster? The New Atheists and Old Testament Ethics

A Summary of Chapter 5 of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

5. The Twelve The Significance of the Twelve The scholarly consensus is that Jesus appointed the Twelve to be his closest companions throughout his ministry and that they were the leaders of the Jerusalem church and its initial outreach elsewhere.  On the basis of these two facts, we should expect the Twelve to have been … Continue reading A Summary of Chapter 5 of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses