Welcome to "Reflections on Religion"! “Why a blog about religion?”, you might ask. There are two main reasons: One reason is that, whether you’re religious or not, your beliefs concerning religious issues are likely to have a large impact on how you live your life. Religious issues are thus relevant to most people’s lives in a way that, e.g., issues in mainstream (analytic) philosophy, in such disciplines as metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language, are not. Not a lot hangs on the question of whether or not a statue is literally identical to the lump of clay from which it was made, for instance. So although my background is mostly in philosophy, I think it would be a good idea to devote more thought to issues that are of greater importance. The other reason is that I, personally, am undecided about many of these issues, and I hope that by expressing my ideas and receiving comments on them I can get a little closer to the truth.