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Jonathan Kvanvig

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198722335

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722335.001.0001

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Religion on the Cheap

Religion on the Cheap

(p.87) 4 Religion on the Cheap
Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion

Laura W. Ekstrom

Oxford University Press

The project of this chapter is to address this question: is it sensible to live a life that involves religious practices and experiences and involvement in religious community within a traditional monotheistic religion that affirms the existence of God, without oneself having a commitment to the existence of God---that is, with being a religious agnostic? It is argued that it is not. It is further argued that there are real costs associated with rejecting the claim that the proposition, ‘God exists’, realistically construed, is true. But one should be prepared to absorb these costs rather than trying to have it both ways—rather than getting religion on the cheap.

Keywords:   religious practice, religious agnosticism, realism, God, religious experience

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