In this post, I want to argue that the only viable option from a psychological perspective is theism. The argument is based on causation. Without an intentional cause fundamental to reality, the psychological impact is devastating and cannot lead to a healthy personal psychology and rather leads to denial or irrationality.
First a bit of background on causation. Now, this may be a bit lengthy but hopefully it will set things up for my argument. Also, this won’t be an extensive treatment of these topics and I’ll leave it to the reader to explore further if they are interested.
There is a long history in thought about the idea of causality. Causation basically means that events (effects) are preceded by causes. Causes produce effects. This has been a cornerstone for many fields of thought, especially science. Science requires causes to produce effects because without it there could be no predictions. Continue reading