As I prepared to begin phase 2 of my research – examining the truth claims of Christianity and the Bible – I quickly determined that regardless of where my investigation led, these would be my new foundations for belief.
- Truth should withstand scrutiny.
- “Faith” with insufficient evidence as a basis for belief is a liability.
- Minimizing presuppositions is necessary if I hope to discover the truth.
- At a minimum, a just god who punishes is morally obliged to inform transgressors of the requirements ahead of time.
- The burden of proof is on the one making the claim.
Along with the evidence (and lack thereof, in some cases), these ideas would later underpin the reasons “Why I’m Not a Christian” (WINC). Continue reading