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From Atheist Professor to Catholic: An Interview with Dr. Holly Ordway


Growing up, Holly Ordway was convinced God was little more than superstition, completely unsupported by evidence or reason. She later attained a PhD in literature, traveled the country as a competitive fencer, and became a college English professor, none of which left room for God. But one day a smart and respected friend surprisingly revealed he was a Christian. That sent Holly on a search for the truth about God, one that weaved through literature, aesthetics, imagination, and history. It culminated in 2012 when she entered the Catholic Church. Holly recounts her probing journey in a new memoir, Not God's Type: An Atheist... Read More


What is a Soul?

What is a soul? Or to be more precise, what is a human soul?  Or to be even more precise,... Read More


On the So-Called “Choice-in-Dying”

By now you’ve probably heard of the tragic story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman... Read More


God, Professors, and Evolutionary Biology Classes

Professor David P. Barash recently wrote an opinion column in the New York Times titled... Read More

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Does the Shroud of Turin Prove God?

I've written here at Strange Notions in the past about miracles and skepticism, and about... Read More


How to Find God (in Six Not-So-Easy Steps)

I regularly get emails from people who say that they've been seeking God, but haven't found... Read More

St. Thomas Aquinas

Revisiting the Argument from Motion

One of the unintended but happy consequences of the emergence of the new atheism is a renewed... Read More


The Efficient Causality Argument for God

All people notice that some things cause other things to be (to begin to be, to continue to... Read More

Angry God

Orwellian Analytics: Christians, Atheists, and Bad Statistics

A recent Live Science press release, titled “Believers Leave Punishment to Powerful God,”... Read More

Greek gods

Debunking the “One God Further” Objection

Philosopher Bill Vallicella recently replied to what might be called the “one god further”... Read More


Did the Accounts of Jesus Evolve?

Biblical skeptics often surmise that the earliest New Testament books tell a very different... Read More