NOTHING FROM NOTHING (Response to The National Post, Nov. 19, 2014)

©2014 by John Tors. All Rights Reserved. According to an article in today’s National Post entitled “Answering the Great Questions” by Lawrence Krauss (p.A14), atheist Krauss tells us about “Hawking Radiation,” particles that are supposedly emitted by black holes. (He does not tell us that Hawking radiation is a theoretical … Continue reading

DOES AN ANCIENT TEXT PROVE THAT JESUS WAS MARRIED TO MARY MAGDALENE AND HAD CHILDREN? A Response to The Lost Gospel by Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson

© 2014, by John Tors.  All Rights Reserved.   Tuesday, November 11, 2014, saw the release of a new book called The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary Magdalene,[1] by Simcha Jacobovici (co-author of the risible The Jesus Family Tomb)[2] and Barrie Wilson (author … Continue reading

FANTASIA 2014: A Response to Yuval Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

©2014 by John Tors. All Rights Reserved. When I was a young boy living in Montreal, my dad took me to a local theatre to see a re-release of Disney’s Fantasia. Fantasia, made in 1940, features eight animated sequences set to classical music. The sequences didn’t all have the same … Continue reading

A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN? An Assessment of Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

©2014 by John Tors.  All Rights Reserved. INTRODUCTION Heaven is for Real,1 Pastor Todd Burpo’s story of his son Colton’s alleged “trip to heaven and back” has certainly caught the public imagination.  As of this writing, the book sits in top spot on The New York Times’ Print/Paperback Nonfiction Best … Continue reading

JESUS OR THE BIBLE: WHICH IS THE “WORD OF GOD”?

© 2014, By John Tors. All Rights Reserved. INTRODUCTION If one asks an Evangelical Christian whether Jesus is “the Word of God,” the answer is usually an unqualified “yes.”  If one then asks whether the Bible is “the Word of God,” the answer is also an unqualified “yes.”  While many … Continue reading

THE IRREFUTABLE CASE FOR THE RESURRECTION: How David K. Clark’s Risible “Betting on Jesus: The Vanishing of the Christ” (Free Inquiry, April/May 2014) Strengthens the Case for the Resurrection of Jesus

©2014, by John Tors. All Rights Reserved.   PART 1: DAVID K. CLARK’S SUPER NEW ARGUMENT   Attempts to disprove the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ date back all the way to the very day of the resurrection itself, when the tomb guards who reported this event to the chief … Continue reading

DO APPARITIONS OF MARY UNDERMINE THE CASE FOR JESUS’ RESURRECTION?Debunking Hector Avalos’ “Living Laboratory”

©2014, by John Tors. All Rights Reserved. INTRODUCTION In an article entitled “Jesus’ Resurrection and Marian Apparitions: Medjugorje as a Living Laboratory,”1 Dr. Hector Avalos (below, left) seeks to cast doubt on the New Testament records of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances by arguing that the so-called “Marian apparitions”2 which began in … Continue reading

“A PLACE FOR THE CAMELS” (Genesis 24:31b): Refuting the Claim That There Were No Domesticated Camels in the Holy Land at the Time of the Patriarchs

©2014, by John Tors. All Rights Reserved. The liberal Biblical scholarship Emperor has new clothes.  This particular new suit is the “Bible’s Phantom camels,”1 a claim by two Israeli archaeologists2 that domesticated camels first came to Israel in “the last third of the 10th century B.C.,”3 which means that the … Continue reading