Joe Carter has posted a round up of some thoughts regarding Naturalism and the Center for Naturalism's web site.
Under guiding philosophy CFN's web site says, "Practically speaking, naturalism holds that an individual's development and behavior are entirely the result of prior and surrounding conditions, both genetic and environmental. Naturalism, therefore, denies that persons have traditional, contra-causal free will - that something within them is capable of acting as a first cause. But this isn't a problem, it's just how things are."
After reading this I wonder how or if naturalists discipline their children. If our actions are entirely the result of our surrounding conditions that we can't control then how can children be held accountable for having a messy room, hitting their kid brother on the head, or torturing the family pet? Wouldn't their "wrong" or "inappropriate" actions be the fault of their surroundings - genetic and environmental? If this is the case then aren't the parents solely to blame since they're controlling the small child's environment and supplied the genetic information?
If I was a child who was capable of understanding the position of naturalism, why would any punishment handed down by my naturalist parents be accepted? I could merely assert that my environment/genetics supplied by my parents forced me to disobey curfew or go to that kegger. They would be the ones to blame not me. "No Mom! You go to your room." But then again they couldn't be blamed because the environment created by their parents forced them to raise me the way they did. It's merely a never ending cycle of not accepting blame.
Could a naturalist wife be logically upset at her naturalist husband for having an affair?
When watching a sports event do naturalists yell at a wide receiver's inability to make an easy catch that would have won the game or do they calmly sit back knowing that the wide receiver doesn't have "butterfingers" but his surrounding conditions made it impossible for him to catch the ball.
Or if a kicker misses a 25 yard field goal? It's not that he "choked" but his genetics and environment forced him to mess up.