This is personal. ‘Why believe in God’ can mean two things: ‘what are the possible benefits of believing in God?’ and ‘what are the possible...
Faith, we’re told, is required for belief in God (at least for the God of Judaism, Christianity, Islam). Faith, by definition, is not rational, but is faith irrational?...
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...
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...
Can art inform topics in philosophy of religion? Can the existence and varieties of art address or affect theological questions about God, faith, belief, worship?
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...
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...
Normally, if we have a belief system, such as a particular religion, some kind of morality follows. Can the direction of causation go in reverse? If we commit to a particular...
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?