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The Skeptical Review:

"James Patrick Holding: The Want-to-Be Apologist" - The unedited version of an article originally published in the July/August 2002 edition of The Skeptical Review. added 07/15/05.
"Nothing More to Prove" - The front page article of the final (November/December 2002) issue of The Skeptical Review. added 07/15/05.
"Retrospective History in 2 Samuel--NOT" - Roger Hutchinson attempts to prove that retrospective history was not involved in the Old Testament prophecies of an everlasting Davidic kingdom. added 07/15/05.
"A Monument to the Failure of Biblical Inerrantists" - Farrell Till's reply to Hutchinson's attempt to disprove retrospective history in Old Testament prophecies. added 07/15/05.
"Spitting into the Hurricane as Your Clothes Get Blown Off" -The introduction to Robert Turkel's website article by the same title. added 07/15/05
"Seasoned with Salt?" A reply to Turkel's hurricane article that shows how his insults and sarcasms violate fundamental Christian doctrines. added 07/15/05
"From the Mailbag" Letters from readers on a variety of subjects. added 07/15/05

Resurrection:

"Smorgasbord Debating" - by Farrell Till (A reply to Mark McFall's article, linked to from within the document.)
"Objectively Commenting on a Believer's Objective Comments on Evidence for the Resurrection" -A reply to Mark McFall's attempt to find evidence for the resurrection in the New Testament gospels. Added 01/22/05
The Mary Magdalene Problem - Farrell Till replies to Robert Turkel's "Tomb Visitor Checklist." Added 1/24/05
  • Tomb Visitor Checklist - Turkel's original article answered by "The Mary Magdalene Problem" has been retrieved from internet archives after Turkel deleted it and reposted here. Added 10/25/05

  • Egypt:

    How Long Were the Children of Israel in Egypt? - The claim in Exodus 12:40 that the children of Israel sojourned in Egypt for 430 years is inconsistent with other biblical texts- added 05/04/04
  • The 210-Year "Solution" - A companion article to the above that addresses a "solution" that really isn't. Added 05/04/04.
  • The Two-Amrams "Solution" - Another companion article to the above that addresses a "solution" that really isn't. Added 05/25/04.
  • The Symbolic-Generations "Solution" - Another companion article to the above that addresses a "solution" that really isn't. Added 05/25/04.
  • The Finley "Solution" - Another companion article to the above that addresses another "solution" that really isn't. Added 08/04/04.
  • New Et Tu, Bobby? - A reply to Robert Turkel's attempt to solve the 430-year problem in Exodus 12:40. Added 4/17/06
    The Land That Till Forgot -A Bible believer tries to recycle the 210-year solution. Added 10/20/04
  • The Sparrow Gets His Wings Clipped Again A reply to David Sparrow's attempt to solve the 430-year problem in Exodus 12:40 -Added 10/21/04

  • How Could Hezron and Hamul Have Gone into Egypt with Jacob? - A chronological discrepancy in the lives of Joseph and his brother Judah is exposed. added 09/04/04
    How Many Children of Israel Went into Egypt? - An exposure of discrepancies in the Genesis-46 list of Jacob's descendants who went into Egypt. Added 09/05/04

    New Plagued by Inconsistencies (1) -An analysis of logistic impossibility in the first of the Egyptian plagues. Added 12/13/05
  • Plagued by Inconsistencies (2) -An examination of silliness in the story of the plague of frogs. Added 12/15/05
  • Plagued by Inconsistencies (3) -An examination of the inconsistent references to Egyptian livestock after the Exodus writer had said that "all the livestock of Egypt" had died in the plague of murrain. Added 01/02/06
  • Plagued by Inconsistencies (4) -An examination of more discrepancies that resulted from obvious exaggerations in the plague accounts. Added 01/14/06

  • Tall Tales of Wilderness Wanderings:

    Population and the Size of the Hebrew Camps - The accuracy of census figures in the book of Numbers is assumed to show that the Hebrews who left Egypt would have numbered at least 2.5 million. Added 03/08/05
    The Size of the Hebrew Camps - The Hebrew census figures are used to show what the minimum size of the Hebrew camps would have been. Added 03/08/05
    Sacrifices and the Size of the Hebrew Camps -The Hebrew sacrificial laws are examined to show the logistical improbability that they could have been practiced in the Sinai wilderness. Added 03/08/05
    What About the Meal Offerings? - The meal offering requirements are examined to show the improbability that enough grain could have been found in the Sinai region to practice these sacrifices. Added 03/08/05
    Where Did They Get the Wood? - The burnt-offering requirements are examined to show the improbability that enough wood would have been available in the Sinai region to offer the sacrifices commanded and to keep the fire on the altar burning perpetually. Added 03/08/05
    Yahweh's Quails - Logistical impossibilities are examined in the story of the quails that Yahweh sent to the Hebrew camp. Added 03/08/05
    Another Problem with the Quails - A discrepancy in the story of the quails is examined. Added 03/08/05
    At Least the Priests Had Meat - The logistical impossibility of just four priests being able to eat all of the meat from animal sacrifices is examined. Added 03/08/05
    Getting the Whole Congregation Together - The impossibility of all of the adults in a nation of three million gathering at one time in front of the tabernacle is shown. Added 03/08/05
    When Nature Called - Sanitation problems in Yahweh's plan for human waste disposal is examined. Added 03/08/05
    The Water Problem - The enormous problem of finding water for three million people and their large herds of livestock in the Sinai region is examined. Added 03/09/05

    Journeys into the Twilight Zone: reprints of satirical articles published ten years ago in The Freethought Bulletin

    Samson: The Hebrew Version of the Strong-Man Myth - This is not a part of the original Twilight-Zone series, but it complements the original articles. added 08/04/05.
    What Will the Bible Tell the Court? - A satirical look at a murderer's attempt to justify his crime by the Bible. added 03/16/05
    Biblical Babble about Babel - A look at absurdities in the biblical story of the Tower of Babel. Added 03/16/05
    Ouch! - A look at silliness in the rite of circumcision. Added 03/16/05
    When All Is Not All An examination of silliness in the story of Aaron's changing all the water in Egypt into blood. Added 03/16/05
    Pharaoh, the Nincompoop An examination of conduct that showed Pharaoh to be rather dimwitted. Added 03/16/05
    The Amazing Livestock of Egypt - An examination of the exaggerated resilience of Egyptian livestock during the plagues. Added 03/16/05
    Those Resilient Heathens - A look at biblical silliness in stories of heathen nations, which were said to have been "utterly destroyed" only to appear in later Bible stories. Added 03/16/05
    Great Balls of Fire! - A satirical look at Yahweh's apparent aversion to crushed testicles. Added 03/16/05
    Scooping and Copping - Silly laws that Yahweh required of his "chosen ones." Added 03/16/05
    Love Thy Sister - The silliness of the Levirate law is shown. Added 03/16/05
    A Story Your Sunday School Teacher Never Told You - A biblical tale of debauchery and murder that started an intratribal war. Added 03/16/05
    How to Inquire of Yahweh - An incredible tale of how the Israelites kept inquiring of their god after he had twice led them into defeats. Added 03/16/05
    Even Holy Massacres Can Have Their Drawbacks - The silly results of the intratribal holy war are examined. Added 03/16/05
    Pioneers of Loophole Religion - The Israelite rationalization of a problem they had created shows that loophole religion is as old as the Bible. Added 03/16/05
    Child Abuse Yahweh's Way - A great "hero of faith" considered loyalty to an oath more important than the life of his own daughter. Added 03/16/05
    Talk to the Animals - A silly tale about a talking donkey. Added 03/16/05

    Prophecy:

    The Seventieth Week of Daniel - A reply to the 173,880-day fulfillment scenario of Daniel 9:24-27. Added 10/6/05
    Ezekiel's "Exact" Prophecy of the Restoration of Israel - A detailed rebuttal of a ridiculous prophecy-fulfillment claim. added 09/04/04
  • When the Fig Tree Puts forth Its Leaves - A rebuttal of Jack Kinsella's claim that the fig tree In Matthew 24:32 was a prophecy of the "restoration" of Israel in 1948. added 9/07/04

  • What Rapture? - The popular belief in a rapture when Jesus returns is shown to have no biblical basis. added 04/22/05

    Problem Passages:
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    The Word in Greek Is.... -A reply to Robert Turkel's attempt to explain a biblical discrepancy that says that God both does and does not dwell in temples. Added 3/24/06.

  • New The Word in Hebrew Was.... -A reply to Robert Turkel's addition to his article that "explained" how God could both dwell and not dwell in temples. Added 4/27/06

    When Did Paul Go to Jerusalem after His Conversion? - An exposure of inconsistencies in what Luke and the apostle Paul said about Paul's first trip to Jerusalem after his conversion. added 09/04/04
  • Another Inerrantist Leans Over Backwards - A reply to Tom Kabis's Attempt to Find Three Unmentioned Years in Acts 9. added 02/05/05

  • Art That Survived Noah's Flood - The existence of paleolithic artwork in hundreds of caves in Southwestern Europe belie the accuracy of the biblical claim that a great flood once covered the earth. added 07/10/05.
    Chronological Problems in the Book of Daniel

    General Articles:

    "God Is Pro-Life?" - by Farrell Till (Another analysis of relevant biblical passages to show that the bumpersticker slogan that "God Is Pro-Life" cannot be supported by the Bible.) added 8/02/05.

    Your Children Are Not Safe - Farrell Till compares the DC sniper killings to biblical examples of Yahwistic atrocities against children.
    New Restroom Visits in Biblical Times - A reply to Robert Turkel's claim that the Bible did not record any examples of "restroom" usage. added 07/07/05
    Art That Survived Noah's Flood - The existence of paleolithic artwork in hundreds of caves in Southwestern Europe belie the accuracy of the biblical claim that a great flood once covered the earth. added 07/10/05.

    Biblical Errancy:

    Traditional Biblical Inerrancy Part (1)- A three part series from Farrell Till. added 12/03/03
    Part (2) added 12/03/03
    Part (3) added 12/03/03

    Replies to Biblicist Website Articles:

    The Illogicalness of Judeo-Christian Religions - Farrell Till replies to "ex-atheist" A. S. A Jones's "explantion" of why she became a Christian. added 01/06/04
  • Jones Tries to Reply - Farrell responds to Jones attempt to reply to the above article. (Jones article is linked to within the article.) Added 2/15/04.
  • Part 2 Part 3 and Part 4 of Farrell's response to Jones.

  • Replies to posts in the Feedback section

    "Mediocre Man" is a Misnomer - A reply to a post by Mediocre Man. added 04/26/05.
  • He's Back - A reply to Mediocre Man's second Feedback attempt to defend the Bible. added 05/12/05.
  • More of the Same - A reply to another fallacious post from Mediocre Man in the Feedback Section. Added 08/05/05.


  • Replies to Glenn Miller:

    "A Good Question But Not A Good Answer (1)" - Part One of a reply to Glenn Miller's attempts to justify the Yahwistic atrocities in the Old Testament. Added 9/21/05.
  • "A Good Question But Not a Good Answer (2)" - Part two of the Yahwistic atrocity series. Added 9/21/05
  • "A Good Question But Not a Good Answer (3)" - Part three of the Yahwistic atrocity series. Added 9/21/05
  • "A Good Question But Not a Good Answer (4)" - Part four of the Yahwistic atrocity series. Added 9/21/05
  • "A Good Question But Not a Good Answer (5)" - Part five of the Yahwistic atrocity series. Added 10/15/05
  • "A Good Question But Not a Good Answer (6)" - Part Six of the Yahwistic atrocity series. Added 11/4/05
  • NEW "A Good Question But Not a Good Answer (7)" - The last of the Yahwistic atrocity series. Added 11/26/05
  • Crimes by Speculation (1) -A reply to Glenn Miller's "explanations" of why the miracles that "Matthew" claimed happened on crucifixion day were omitted in part or whole by the other gospel writers. Added 9/8/05.
    Crimes by Speculation (2) -A reply to Robert Turkel's attempt to explain why Mark, Luke, and "John" made no mention of some of the amazing miracles on crucifixion day that "Matthew" included in his gospel. Added 9/8/05.
    Crimes by Speculation (3) -A continuation of the rebuttal of Turkel's excuses for Mark's, Luke's, and "John's" omissions of crucifixion-day miracles claimed by "Matthew." Added 9/8/05.

    Replies to Robert Turkel:

    New "Bobby Wants an Apology?" A reply to Turkel's demand for an apology. added 5/9/06
    New Et Tu, Bobby? - A reply to Robert Turkel's attempt to solve the 430-year problem in Exodus 12:40. Added 4/17/06
    The Word in Greek Was.... -A reply to Robert Turkel's attempt to explain a biblical discrepancy that says that God both does and does not dwell in temples. Added 3/24/06.
  • New The Word in Hebrew Was.... -A reply to Robert Turkel's addition to his article that "explained" how God could both dwell and not dwell in temples. Added 4/27/06.
    Crimes by Speculation (1) -A reply to Glenn Miller's "explanations" of why the miracles that "Matthew" claimed happened on crucifixion day were omitted in part or whole by the other gospel writers. Added 9/8/05.
    Crimes by Speculation (2) -A reply to Robert Turkel's attempt to explain why Mark, Luke, and "John" made no mention of some of the amazing miracles on crucifixion day that "Matthew" included in his gospel. Added 9/8/05.
    Crimes by Speculation (3) -A continuation of the rebuttal of Turkel's excuses for Mark's, Luke's, and "John's" omissions of crucifixion-day miracles claimed by "Matthew." Added 9/8/05.
    No Guilt in Biblical Times? -A reply to Robert Turkel's claim that people did not experience feelings of guilt in biblical times. Added 7/26/05.
    Restroom Visits in Biblical Times - A reply to Robert Turkel's claim that the Bible did not record any examples of "restroom" usage. added 07/07/05
    Problems in the Ending of the Gospel of Mark - Farrell Till rips Turkel's "The End of Mark."  added 12/08/03
    Bobby Grabs More Straws - Farrell Till exposes Turkel's ignorance and desperation.  Again.  added 12/08/03
    Will Turkel Take Up Plumbing? - Robert Turkel sticks his foot in his mouth. added 12/03/03
    The Paper Shortage - Farrell Till shows the folly of one of Robert Turkel's favorite "explanations" of mistakes in the Bible. Added 10/29/03
  • The Paper Trail Resumes - Farrell Till replies to Turkel's claims of having rebutted arguments in "The Paper Shortage." Added 2/03/06
  • The Paper Trail Resumes (2) - Farrell Till continues his replies to Turkel's claims of having rebutted arguments in "The Paper Shortage." Added 2/13/06
  • The Paper Trail Resumes (3) - Farrell Till continues his replies to Turkel's claims of having rebutted arguments in "The Paper Shortage." Added 3/03/06
  • The Paper Trail Resumes (4) - Farrell Till continues his replies to Turkel's claims of having rebutted arguments in "The Paper Shortage." Added 3/14/06
  • New The Paper Trail Resumes (5) - Farrell Till concludes his replies to Turkel's claims of having rebutted arguments in "The Paper Shortage." Added 3/20/06
  • It Doesn't Matter? - Farrell Till eplies to Robert Turkel's Precisely the Opposite.
    Where Are the Links - Farrell Till wants Robert Turkel to keep his promise.
    Drooling for Dollars - Farrell Till responds to Turkel's Barking for Bucks.
    What Men with David - by Farrell Till (Originally appeared in the November/December issue of The Skeptical Review, 1999)
  • Trick or Treat, Got Some Bread - by Robert Turkel (Offsite.)
  • Give Us This Day Our Daily Dodge (Part 1) - Part 1 of Farrell's response.
  • Give Us This Day Our Daily Dodge (Part 2) - Part 2 of Farrell's response.
  • Wearing a Funny Skeptic Mask - by Robert Turkel (Offsite.)
  • Turkel Takes the BaitPart 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4

    Dear Abiathar - Robert Turkel attempts to answer the "Abiathar/Ahimelech" problem. (Offsite)
  • Huffing and Puffing, but Blowing No Houses Down - Farrell Till explains why Turkel's "answer" is wrong.
  • Dear Abiathar - Even Turkel knows his reply is less than adequate, so he just tacks it on to the end of his original article hoping no one will see it.
  • Still Huffing and Puffing: Till replies to Turkel in three parts - Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
  • Who's Afraid of the Big Mouthed Wolf? - Turkel can't seem to focus on the issues, so we get this kind of tripe.
  • What Turkel Refuses to Answer - Farrell Till practically begs Turkel to address the epi issue that Turkel brought up.
  • This is a side issue stemming from the "What Men With David" Series.

    Why Didn't They Know" - by Farrell Till (Original article, offsite, as it appeared in The Skeptical Review)
  • Why Didn't They Know?: Skeptical Review 1991, #4 - by Robert Turkel (Offsite)
  • Yes, Why Didn't They Know? (or The Bop That Flopped) - Farrell Till's response to Robert Turkel
  • Standing On Your Head in Water - Robert Turkel's response (Offsite.)

  • Preterism:

    The Humpty Dumpty of Apologetics - by Farrell Till (A reply to Robert Turkel's "Olivet Discourse," linked to from within the article.)
  • Spitting Into the Hurricane as Your Clothes Get Blown Off. - Robert Turkel responds (Offsite.)
  • Humpty Dumpty Takes Another Fall: Farrell Till hammers Turkel again. - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 and Part 9. -
  • Wrapping it All Up - Till ties up all the loose ends: Part 1 - 2/19/03, Part 2 - 3/1/03, Part 3 - 3/14/03, Part 4 - 4/8/03, Part 5 - 5/17/03 - Part 6 - 03/21/05 Part 7 - 04/05/05 Part 8 - 04/12/05 -

  • Turkel Rides--er--Stumbles Again (1-A) - A reply to Turkel's attempts in Scrambled X with Sausage to answer my rebuttals of his preterist illusions. added 7/26/05
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    Turkel Rides--er--Stumbles Again (1-B) -Part Two. added 7/26/05

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