The atheistic argument from outrageousness

Think 17 (48):107-116 (2018)

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Bryan Frances
University of Tartu
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When pressed, many atheists offer three reasons why they reject theism: there is strong evidence against theism, there is no strong evidence for theism, and theism is so outrageous that it needs a great deal of support in order for us to believe it in a reasonable manner. I examine the third reason, arguing that it fails.
Keywords theism  atheism  epistemology of religion  paradox
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DOI 10.1017/S1477175617000379
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