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June 11, 2018

Larry Shapiro’s recent piece “Why I Can’t Believe in the Resurrection” affords a welcome opportunity to review David Hume’s famous objection to belief in reported miracles. Shapiro’s reconstruction of that objection is simple and relatively straightf...

June 2, 2018

Some people, like the New Atheists, are skeptical of the attitude of faith.  They argue that faith, especially religious faith, is irrational.  One way to see their argument is as follows:

  1. Those who have faith are irrational. 

  2. Theistic b...

April 8, 2018

Are you justified in believing that Jesus rose from the dead? I claim that you are not. I have a number of arguments for this thesis, which I present at length in my book The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjust...

November 15, 2017

Is it possible to have empirical evidence for the existence of God? One sometimes hears statements to the effect that this is impossible, since God himself (if he exists at all) is immaterial. How could we have evidence, by means of the senses, for t...

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