Category Archives: Philosophy of Religion

In Defense of Naturalism

I recently came across a peer-reviewed article, “In Defense of Naturalism,” by Gregory Dawes, a member of the departments of both philosophy and religion at The University of Otago in New Zealand. He is also a Biblical scholar. The piece presents an excellent defense of philosophical naturalism. (I am a philosophical naturalist.) Continue reading In Defense of Naturalism

Polytheism and Reformed Epistemology

Triumph of Faith over Idolatry by Jean-Baptiste Théodon (1646–1713)

[My post “Faith and Properly Basic Beliefs” provoked this response from Dr. Darrell Arnold.]

My Beliefs Are Basic, Your’s Are Not

Sociologists and historians can show us many cultures in which individuals have had beliefs that they probably thought were properly basic. Continue reading Polytheism and Reformed Epistemology

Christianity Is a Delusion

Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and on American television and London radio, defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have received international attention. Continue reading Christianity Is a Delusion