Category Archives: Belief

It’s All in Your Head…

A constant refrain one hears from the more angry atheists is that religious belief is purely psychological.  When one asserts that God exists, he is really asserting an inner mental state or frame of mind—he is not really commenting on … Continue reading

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We are all Believers

What should we make of the agnostic? Here is one definition of agnosticism: “Agnosticism is the view that the truth values of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—are … Continue reading

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What is Needed? Disbelief

There is a wonderful essay here by Paul Wallace. One could quibble with Mr. Wallace here and there, but his over-all take and his tone is refreshing and encouraging to say the least. Here is a guy who “gets” it. … Continue reading

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More on Belief and Evidence

Alister McGrath has a simple but good short essay here on the subject of science, belief, and evidence. It goes to many of the issues discussed on Eric’s blog. A quote: In its rigorous sense, “proof” applies only to logic … Continue reading

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