Is Belief in God Properly Basic?

We will discuss this on Saturday, April 20.

Popular discussions about the existence of God tend to revolve around whether or not there is sufficient evidence to believe God exists.  Alvin Plantinga, a Christian philosopher, argues that this is the wrong question.  He points out that there are many beliefs which we all accept without evidence, such as the existence of other people’s minds and the general reliability of our own memories.  These beliefs that we accept without evidence are basic beliefs; the question is, can God be included as a properly basic belief?

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