Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

critical thinking, critical thinking texts, ethics of belief, rationality of religious belief, scope of critical thinking

Start Date

18-5-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2011 5:00 PM

Abstract

Over the last few years, there have been five best sellers critical of religion and religious belief. It seems that there is great interest in questions about religious belief. Ironically, critical thinking texts seldom examine the topic. This paper will evaluate eight arguments to exempt religious belief from rational critique. I conclude that the topic of religious belief should not be exempt from critical thinking classes.

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Should critical thinking courses include the critique of religious beliefs?

University of Windsor

Over the last few years, there have been five best sellers critical of religion and religious belief. It seems that there is great interest in questions about religious belief. Ironically, critical thinking texts seldom examine the topic. This paper will evaluate eight arguments to exempt religious belief from rational critique. I conclude that the topic of religious belief should not be exempt from critical thinking classes.