Phil also commented on ending the Philosophy of Religion (PoR) sub-discipline here at DC. So I'm making it the quote of the day. While he thinks philosophy is important, especially the philosophy of science (and I agree), he says this:
As for philosophy of religion, I think such classes could be replaced by Epistemology 101, which would help establish that faith is a quite unacceptable excuse for accepting propositions about what the world is like and how it ought to be. LINKHa! Get it? Epistemology 101. Phil combines insight with ridicule brilliantly and forcefully. Now we can expect pushback from philosophers of religion who have a vested interest in their profession, especially self-taught college students and grads whose only proficiency in the believer/nonbeliever debates is in that field, like Jeff Lowder. But I see no way they can reasonable dispute Torres.