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1

Richard Swinburne (evidence)

'I suggest that the overwhelming testimony of so many millions of people... be seen as tipping the balance of evidence decisively in favour of God'

2

Patricia Churchland

'the brain is capable of lots and lots of hallucinatory activity. It's one of the things it does best'

3

Richard Swinburne (God)

'If there is a God, one might well expect him to make his presence known to man... by dealing more intimately and personally with them'

4

Sam Harris

'We have names for people who have beliefs for which there is no rational explanation... 'mad', 'psychotic' or 'delusional'. whilst religious people are not generally mad, their core beliefs absolutely are'

5

John 20

'blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe'

6

Bertrand Russell

'if there's a crowd in the room, and there's a clock in the room, they can all see the clock. the fact that they can all see it tends to make them think that its not a hallucination: whereas religious experiences do tend to be very private'

7

Isaiah

'woe is me... a man of unclean lips'

8

AJ Ayer (god-talk)

'all God talk is evidently nonsense'

9

Anthony Flew

‘in order to say something which may possibly be true, we must say something which may possibly be false’

10

Wittgenstein (language games)

'don't ask for the meaning, ask for the use'

11

Wittgenstein (picture theory)

'whereof we cannot know, thereof we cannot speak'

12

Kant is...

'One of the greatest thinkers of all time'

13

Immanuel Kant (good will)

'good will is like a jewel, it should shine by it's own light, as a thing which has it's own value in itself'

14

Nancy Ann Davis

deontology gives 'moral breathing room' but has 'narrow deontological constraints' as morality should be about 'people's active interest in promoting others' well-being'

15

Elizabeth Anscombe

'the concepts of obligation, and duty- moral 'ought', ought to be jettisoned'

16

Peter Vardy (VE)

'in a way Virtue ethics is about an individual seeking to develop a vision for his or her life and then live by this vision'

17

AJ Ayer (verification)

'A statement which cannot be conclusively verified is simply devoid of meaning'