The strength of religious belief is prodigious. People dedicate their lives, not eat certain foods (or not eat at all), refrain from sex, even sacrifice their lives—all for...
Many belief systems, religions in particular, use art for promoting their messages and furthering their missions. What makes art so effective in building and solidifying...
Why are religions so pervasive, across diverse human cultures? If God exists, would God have made it so? But there are entirely natural reasons to expect the widespread...
Is atheism a belief system, a new ‘faith’ as it were, in the same way that atheists claim that theism is a belief system? Atheists reject this attack asserting...
How can we have confidence in what we know or believe? What is knowledge? What is belief? How is belief justified? And is justified belief knowledge? How can we not doubt...
We like to think that we are rational, that what we believe is what is true. But we often believe because of our “belief systems”-“how we believe” may...
This is personal. Why should I want to believe in God? Is belief a circular path of self-deception? Or the shortest route to bedrock reality?
‘Theism’ is the belief in God, especially one God, a personal God. Atheism claims theism is not coherent, meaning that God as a concept is riddled with conflicts,...
What can philosophy bring to religion? Philosophy is a systematic way of thinking about ideas and concepts, often fundamental features of the world. The philosophy of...
When philosophy focuses on religion its targets cover the field: proofs of God’s existence, traits and attributes of God, human essence and purpose, religious...
Arguments that seek to show God does not exist are incredibly important. Why? Because God is not a game. Believing in the existence of God is a massive conclusion about...