Theist vs. Atheist: What Should You Believe?

A seven-part series of articles by two columnists, John C. Wright and Stephen R. C. Hicks, in which they debate key issues in religion.

1. Is Religion Worth Arguing About?

theist-vs-atheist Stephen Hicks’s opening statement. John Wright’s opening statement.

2. Are Reason and Faith Compatible?

Stephen Hicks’s statement. John Wright’s reply.

3. Can the Existence of God be Proven (or Made a Reasonable Hypothesis)?

theist-vs-atheist-existence-godJohn Wright’s statement. Stephen Hicks’s reply.

4. Is Religion Necessary for Personal Morality?

John Wright’s statement. Stephen Hicks’s reply.

5. Does the Meaning of Life Depend on an Afterlife?

theist-vs-atheist-reasonStephen Hicks’s statement. John Wright’s reply.

6. Is Religion Good or Bad for Politics?

John Wright’s statement. Stephen Hicks’s reply.

7. On Balance, Has Religion Been Good or Bad for Humanity?

John Wright’s conclusion. Stephen Hicks’s conclusion.

The Theist vs. Atheist series was originally published in 2015 at EveryJoe. Publisher: Alexander Macris. Editor: Kori Ellis. The debate series was also translated into Portuguese by Matheus Pacini.

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One thought on “Theist vs. Atheist: What Should You Believe?

  • June 6, 2017 at 7:38 am
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    RE: Reason and Faith

    Pope John Paul’s take is this…
    Christianity is both Faith and Reason… reason alone leads to relativism and faith alone leads to superstition. FYI… the atheist “faith” is spontaneous; universe, life, and conscience.
    The debate is not Faith vs Religion… it’s Faith vs faith and science vs science (worldviews collide).

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