Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The End of Christianity--now available

The End of Christianity, a new anthology edited by John Loftus from Prometheus Press is out now.  It includes my chapter presenting the Salem Witch Trials argument against the resurrection of Jesus, and a long list of other interesting articles.

It's on Amazon here:  The End of Christianity

Here's the Table of Contents:

I. Why 2000 Years is Enough

1. Christianity Evolving: On the Origin of Christian Species, by Dr. David Eller
2. Christianity's Success Was Not Incredible, by Dr. Richard Carrier
3. Christianity is Wildly Improbable, by John W. Loftus

II. Putting an Ancient Myth to Rest  

4. Why Biblical Studies Must End, by Dr. Hector Avalos
5. Can God Exist if Yahweh Doesn’t?, by Dr. Jaco Geicke
6. God’s Emotions: Why the Biblical God is Hopelessly Human, by Dr. Valerie Tarico

III. Living on Borrowed Time

7. The Absurdity of the Atonement, by Dr. Ken Pulliam
8. The Salem Witch Trials and the Evidence for the Resurrection, by Dr. Matt McCormick
9. Explaining the Resurrection Without Recourse to Miracle, by Dr. Robert Price
10. Hell: Christianity’s Most Damnable Doctrine, by Dr. Keith Parsons

IV. Science Puts An End to Christianity 

11. Is Religion Compatible with Science?, Dr. David Eller
12. Neither Life nor the Universe Appear Intelligently Designed, by Dr. Richard Carrier
13. Life After Death: A Scientist Looks at the Evidence, by Dr. Victor Stenger
14. Moral Facts Naturally Exist (and Science Could Find Them), by Dr. Richard Carrier

And abstracts of the chapters.

Get it.  It'll be good for you.  

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Monument to Vanity and Self Promotion

I've been compiling stuff for an author bio and promotional form and I've got this partial list of videos, debates, podcasts, and interviews.  

Wrongology:  Knowing My Own Mind:

“Did Jesus Return from the Dead?”  Debate with Prof. Russell DiSilvestro, Bridgeway Christian Church, Sacramento.  May 2010.  Video:

The Resurrection:  Jesus and the Salem Witch Trials, Sept. 20, Hinde Auditorium, CSUS.

Miracles and Probability from Lourdes to Lazarus,  Sept. 21, Hinde Auditorium, CSUS.

Does God Want Us to Believe in Miracles?  Sept. 20, 21, 22.  Hinde Auditorium, CSUS. 

Capitol Public Radio Interview:  Matt McCormick and Russell DiSilvestro, Did Jesus Return from the Dead?

Podcast:  (interview)  Thinking Critically about God and the Philosophy of Religion.  Think Atheist, May 8, 2011.

Podcast:  (interview)  Theism and Double Standards, Common Sense Atheism, Feb. 11, 2010.

Video Interview:  The Case Against Christ and the Salem Witch Trials, Atheist Church with Keith Lowell Jensen,  Part 1:,  Part 2:

Interview:  Morality, Yes.  God, no.  Sacramento News and Review,  Nov. 11, 2008.  Online here:

Interview:  Personnel Profile, Dr. Matt McCormick, Capitol Weekly.  1-03-2008.  Online here: 

Interview at An American Atheist

I was interviewed for a podcast for the blog An American Atheist recently about philosophical atheism:  It's here: