1. "Do you have to read up on Lephroconology before disbelieving in leprechauns?" If you want to write a book denouncing them as fictional you do: you need to know your subject matter. A hominid resembling leprechauns might actually have existed in present-day Ireland (another example of how dicky dawky doesn't even know his own field anymore).
2. It is possible to hold to a maxim BOTH because one has faith it is a Commandment AND because it is ethically consistent.
3. Whether you take the problem as a rationalist or a materialist, only the Existence of God solves the problem of infinite regress.
4. EXISTENCE QUA NOTHING IS A MORE EXTRAORDINARY CLAIM THAN CREATION.