In this case the Bible does not give a detailed explanation about how the world was created but only talks about who created the worlds, on the other hand science explains how old the earth is and how it was made. Like Augustine says that the two books of God cannot contradict each other, which means that conflicts arise when any of these Books are interpreted wrong. Conflict arise only if one has a presupposition that science is false, but making science and theology interact with each other through dialogue will shed some light on the truths that they claim. These two books are meant to answer different questions and it isn’t fair to impose and scientific question on the Bible because the Bible was not meant to answer the mechanical functions of the natural world but the Bible gives a purpose for life and talks about the cause of life.
In Meditation 3, the Meditator is creating arguments about the existence of god. This is where Descartes explains different reasons/premises to why god exists. Throughout Meditation 3, Descartes goes back and forth with his arguments arguing one thing then creating a counter argument to it at while still focusing on the main thing which is does god exist. For those wondering whether god does really exist stay tuned into what Descartes says. The premises from the meditation that claim god doesn’t exist are weak and invalid, and fail to give enough evidence to support the thought that god does not exists, which would conclude that God does exist.
Before a genuine dialogue begins, each religion must first set aside their exclusivist attitudes- but not setting aside all their beliefs- and be open to what others believe and through this, each religion will not only understand the faith of others but they can also have a deeper understanding of their faith. They must recognize the fact that their dissimilarities has rooted in their differences of culture which contributed in their differences of accepting, understanding and interpreting God’s revelation, they must recognize the fact that “in our less-than-perfect world even the religious community inspired by belief in the incarnate Word of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit remains far from the state of eschatological perfection”. Since these revealed religions are works, not only of God but also of man, one religion cannot be identified as the only source of truth. The researcher has stated earlier in this chapter the special case of Christianity- due to the fact that the unfathomable God was made known through his son Jesus Christ. It is for this reason, the researcher contends, that the Church is the main advocator of interreligious dialogue; it might seem that this is an exclusivist claim but the researcher does not aim in stressing the primacy of Christianity.
Rebellion fueled by the flesh can only lead to one straying form the love of God. According to The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics, “…Homosexuality is rebellion against God’s sovereign intentions in creation, and a gross perversion of His good and perfect plan for his created order.” (Hindson and Caner 270). Homosexuality perverts the very design of marriage. The fact that modern society want to challenge and change the definition of marriage should scare Christians. The sinful world wants to divert from the teachings
From the point of view of a common man the term Dharma may be said to include three things, namely – religion, duty, and inseparable quality of a thing or order.In the absence of a better expression, Dharma has been translated as religion in English language. In the strict sense of the word ‘religion’ may be said to be obedience to the law of God. In a
God 's existence has been a continuous debate certainly for centuries. The issue of God 's existence is debatable because of the different kind of controversies that can be raised from an "Atheist as being the non-believer of God" and a "Theist who is the believer of God". An atheist can raise different objections on the order of the universe by claiming that the science is a reason behind the perfection of the universe. In Aquinas 's fifth argument, he claims that the order of the universe cannot be explained by chance, but only by design and purpose. To explain this order of the universe he concludes that, there is an intelligent being whom we call "God".
“Faith is the great copout, the excuse to evade the need to think, and evaluate evidence, faith is the belief in spite of or perhaps because the lack of evidence” stated John Stackhouse, I disagree with this statement made. Religious expressions have grown deeper into society and will continue to do so. In my understanding faith is an vital aspect of an individuals life, whether it is to be one of religious or non-religious
Science acknowledges reason, empiricism, and evidence, while religions include revelation, faith and sacredness (Wikipedia, 2014). While this division of methodologies is accurate, in my view, science also requires the adoption of revelation and faith into its methodologies. Revelation is an important methodology in science, without revelation, Archimedes wouldn’t have exclaimed 'Eureka! '; Einstein wouldn’t have developed his special theory of relativity and Newton would have only been angered by an apple falling on his head. The difference is that traditional religions require revelation through divine inspiration, communication from God and religious messengers- science relies on
Religion can be used as a starting point for science, religion gives science something to prove or disprove. Many people believe that science and religion contradict one another but this is not the case. Religion can be used as a basis for science. There are several examples of religion leading to scientific discoveries. An example of religion and science working together is the theory of theistic evolution.
Teaching the creationist ideology also goes against the ideas of America and it completely violates the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Creationism is almost interchangeable with religion and you will be hard-pressed to find any factual evidence of religious ideas. Most “proof” you will find is just loose generalizations or based on a fictional book created over a
The research that shows Christianity does have a significant amount of impact on the Scientific Revolution mostly deal with the explicit conflict between religion and science. The research that does not show the impact of Christianity on the scientific Revolution mostly question if it was even necessary on the Birth of Science. Also, the
The atheists seek to exploit the existence of human suffering in the face of an Omni-benevolent God as a contradiction, and since human suffering exists then God must not exist. Indeed, this is a challenging subject and Brother Warren devoted this book to
Christianity has always been subjective and ambiguous, which allows for theories and speculation to develop regarding the religion’s values and characteristics. A key matter in theology seeks to understand those values and to identify a model of living that guides people away from corruption to remain in God’s image. Athanasius of Alexandria’s On the Incarnation and Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Anti-Christ address this issue with viewpoints that directly contradict each other. Athanasius examines the Incarnation to defend his position that natural human desires corrupt mankind and suggests there is nothing to prevent evil and sin other than God’s salvation while Nietzsche asserts that corruption occurs from a loss of instinctive nature and proposes
Science and religion have always collided with one another because they represent completely opposite notion 's. Science is facts about the world based off of observations and experiments. Religion is believing in a higher power that is in control, such as God or Buddha. The relationship between the two sides have debated against each other for an extensive amount of time. Science believes that nature is in control, whereas Religion believes that a particular God or higher power is in control.
God is Not Great By: Christopher Hitchens Summary God is Not Great: How Religion poisons everything is book by prominent literary critic, columnist, journalist, and atheist Christopher Hitchens. In this book, Hitchens writes about religion 's fundamental flaws and how it can corrupt just about anything it touches, from everything from politics to medicine. He gives, I must say, a very impressive critique of religions and their ideas. He says that not only is religion not true, it retards the development of society. Or course, coming into this book, I had to keep an open mind and not shy to my presuppositions, and in keeping true to that statement, I found myself doubting my religious feelings more than I already did.