Some people propose that,
Only superstitious buffoons believe in religion. All evidence suggests that atheistic naturalism is the most compelling worldview.
Thinking through this statement has led me to criticize it and show its lack of cogent reasoning.
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Based on my experience and research, there are two main reasons that this statement does not follow the cogent reasoning standards of presenting relevant information and providing good reasons to believe what is believed.[ref]Howard Kahane and Nancy Cavender, Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life, 10th ed. (Belmont, CA: Thomas Higher Education, 2006), 6.[/ref]
- Some of the most educated, intelligent, and successful people have believed in God.[ref]Because of my faith as a Christian, when I write of “religion,” I will have particular focus on Christianity. My goal is to show that there is a Christian God through the two reasons I outline in this paper, but these reasons might also be applicable to the reader who believes in a god other than the Christian God.[/ref]
- One can deduce that God exists from a philosophical point of view.
These two critiques of the statement that “only superstitious buffoons believe in religion. All evidence suggests that atheistic naturalism is the most compelling worldview” will be shared in today’s blog post and my next post in order to shed light on the topic of God and belief in Him.