Can we have properly basic beliefs?

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Can religious beliefs be held to be properly basic?

There are two different ways of approaching this question in Christian Philosophy: one which employs reason, and one which rejects it in favour of experience.

Evidentialism/Strong Foundationalism:

Evidentialism simply says that beliefs must be supported by some sort of reasonable evidence.

If I believe that the moon is made of green cheese, this is hardly rational. If I don't want people to think i'm severely disturbed bu believing the moon to be chedder, then equally I need to find rational basis for belief in God to avoid being thought barking.

So I…

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