Myth Archive

Will “Exodus: Gods and Kings” Sanitize Moses?

Evangelicals often want biblical movies that closely follow the text, but if "Exodus: Gods and Kings" does that, then this movie becomes unfit for families.

3 for Thursday: Three 15th-Century Depictions of the Terror of Hell

Three 15th-century depictions of the terror of hell show that fear is a powerful motivator and that hell has been a powerful factor in that for a long time.

3 for Thursday: 3 Religion Surveys on Bigotry, the Bible, and Born-Again Cheaters

There seems to be no shortages of religion surveys, studies, and polls lately. For this week's 3 for Thursday, we look at a few numbers that might leave you dazed and confused, ranging from issues of bigotry to which religious group is most-likely to have affair.

Ascension Thursday is a Reminder that the Bible is Not A Science Text

For many Christians, today is Ascension Thursday, which marks the day Christ ascended into the heavens. For many, it is also a reminder that the Bible isn't a science text.

How to Cure that Nasty Cognitive Dissonance Problem

Cognitive dissonance is that uneasy realization that the world you want and the world you have are two different things....

Challenging the Violent Bible

My first article at On Faith ("Let There Be Violence?") is up. The piece looks at responses to violence in the Bible. Any cursory reading of the Old Testament, for example, turns up several troubling stories, which I mention in the article. There are, of course, several responses to these stories, but in this

UPDATE: Kate DiCamillo or (Maybe G.K. Chesterton?) on the Value of Fairy Tales

“Fairy tales don’t tell you that dragons are real, but that they can be defeated!” ~ Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

Where Creationism Goes Wrong

If you’re not a creationist, the temptation might be to finish the title of this post with “on everything.” So go ahead. Say it aloud and you’ll probably feel better. In my recent article, “‘There is a book,’ but Ken Ham has no idea how to read it,” at Toledo Faith & Values (our
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