For those of you who have followed along this last week, Shane and I have volleyed back and forth 7.5 times in a vigorous, rigorous, and somewhat wide-ranging debate primarily aimed at establishing whether or not religious faith constitutes an illicit appeal to arbitrary authority and whether religions, therefore, can be denounced on epistemological grounds for cultivating bad habits of thought in people. I said yes to these positions and Shane said no.
Shane is putting the debate on hiatus for the time being to return to his summer research with less distraction. Hopefully, he will be back later in the summer or fall to pick up where we left off and go some more rounds. In the meantime, I encourage you to catch up on any of the debate you may have missed and to utilize the comments sections to chime in yourselves on any of the threads of discussion.
Check tomorrow at 3pm for my response to a couple of remarks that Chris has made along the way. That post will further lay out some of my fundamental qualms with believing on faith. And some day, I will address comments from Evangelos and Dave which deserve their own separate blog posts.
Thanks again to everyone who reads and especially to everyone who contributes!Objections to Religious Moderates and Intellectuals 4
And from outside of Camels With Hammers, on Facebook, Shane offers this extra retort:
Hey Dan, the 19th Century called, they want their epistemology back