Naturalists don’t eschew the supernatural from any bias or a priori but rather , because of lack of evidence and God did it,even as the Primary Cause with natural causes as secondary and the immediate causes.
We gain nothing from this useless redundancy,contrary to Alister Earl McGrath.
Francisco Jose Ayala errs in ” Darwin and Intelligent Design ” in maintaining that people need religion for values and such. No, we ourselves can use ethics for that as Plato’s Euthyphro would note. Ayala whines,elsewhere, that without Him, we have dread and a need for ultimate meaning, but,nay, we ourselves can overcome any dread with counseling and this one life, human love and our own meaning suffice. We need no future state and divine love and meaning.
To find that more abundant life using naturalism, read Albert Ellis’s ” The Myth of Self-Esteem” and Robert Prices ” The Reason-Driven Life!”
” Life is its own validation and reward and ultimate meaning to which neither God nor the future state can further validate.’ Inquiring Lynn