Month: June 2015

How to Debate Religion Properly

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(This piece was published in theĀ Times Literary SupplementĀ April 17th 2015) Many philosophers, both theists and atheists, bemoan the low standard of the contemporary debate on the tenability or otherwise of religion. Richard Dawkins and his allies focus on the crudest, most literalistic forms of religion, which are then all too easily dismissed as self-evident idiocy. Fundamentalists gleefully take up the challenge of presenting pseudo-scientific defences of the old man in the sky. The vast majority […]