Analytic philosophy is so myopically obsessed with solving problems, that it doesn’t place sufficient effort into developing an understanding of the context in which the problem is embedded and the schema from which is emerges. Perhaps a problem can’t be solved by the schema that generates it?
In the case of atheism-theism, it couldn’t POSSIBLY be that the very schema which confronts one with a problem of whether this transcendent (usually, there are immanent theisms) being exists or not is itself problematic and needs to be abandoned. No, we should just keep publishing books! I’m sure the “market of ideas” will sort things out eventually!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to log in to PhilPapers to see what the current consensus is among analytic philosophers. I need to know what beliefs I should blog about next week. *gasp* A majority of analytic philosophers specializing in philosophy of religion believe in God! I’m having an existential crisis, I need to post this on freethoughtblogs.
By the way, I want to make it perfectly clear that I am attacking many popular sites and have no shame about doing so.