IV. The Problem of Evil So far, we have examined only arguments for the existence of God. But for each argument, we have also discussed some objections. Some theists may accept all these objections and yet maintain a belief in the existence of God. Ernest Nagel, however, maintains that not only are there no good reasons to believe that God exists (he criticizes all of the arguments), there is a good reason to believe that God does not exist.
Religion is often the foundation of most people 's viewpoints and political stance. For example, most religions condone the justification of homosexuality; however most people who do not associate with religion have a different viewpoint about the subject. This ultimately shows us that there is no such thing as right or wrong within a general topic. If belief is influenced by a person 's moral characteristics, then there is nothing we can do about about changing their truth. Religious people use the Bible to justify their moral “facts,” however skeptics use science and cold hard evidence to justify their side of the bargain.
Another Milestone that effects the way we define the notion of “Good and Evil” is largely based on our religion. Therefore, the way we see right from wrong, heaven and hell, light and darkness, Good vs. Evil and God and the Devil comes from the moral criterion that we attempt to apply to our worldviews. However, given the conspicuous contrasts amongst religions, ranging from Christianity to Islam to Judaism. Many people believe that due to the simple fact of religious diversity, this provides the basis to discredit any assumption of moral truths.
Vastly it implies attributing divine characteristics to any other besides Allah and associating partners in worship with Allah. Another way to put it which is most frequently seen or practiced among Muslims is the belief that the source of power, harm or blessings is from others besides Allah. Since it violates the belief that forms the basis of religion Islam it is the one sin that Allah has rendered unforgivable and promised retribution It only makes sense that the act of denying Allah’s omnipotence has been mentioned frequently in the Quran to instill the significance of this belief among his followers. The focus here is on many obligations placed upon a Muslim being yet it shows that belief in His omnipotence is inseparable from the religion to the extent that it appears this often in the Quran. It also lines up with the fact that shirk is the biggest of sins which should be avoided at all costs for which the Quran has a lot to say to motivate believers to
The Sunni and Shia factions began when the Muslim community was without a successor. Both factions had different ideas on who was the rightful heir. The Sunni group was established, they thought themselves as true believers to the Sunnah, or the prophet’s tradition. The Shia followers were known as Shiites, stemming from the phrase Shiat Ali, or followers of Ali. There are some similarities between the groups like certain religious practices and beliefs, but there are many differences that cause these groups to be extremely hostile to one another.
Let us assume that there is a broad range of values in most of the world 's religions that express a commitment to peace and elimination of violence. That happy circumstance does not begin to address the problem of countervailing religious beliefs that will at times override the call for peace. This struggle of conflicting values or, in some traditions, conflicting laws is, to be sure, often manipulated by powerful interests that do not want peace. Still, the conflict of values remains a formidable reality for the average believer or cleric who struggles with his/her conscience. Acknowledging and dealing with countervailing beliefs is crucial for conflict resolution in a religious
He knows that this is a sign from God and that he must begin digging. It was another omen, so he began to dig in the spot (160-161). If it were not for God and his path he set for Santiago, Santiago would have never met, seen, or found the things he does. Through Muslim beliefs and the beliefs during Santiago's journey, the only God, Allah, has a great impact on the book. Although many religions have an impact on The Alchemist, Islam has the greatest effect.
There is an emphasis placed on religious teachings instead of advancing citizens in learning marketable skills that could be used in the workforce. Without a doubt, the area with the greatest challenges is in the legal system known to be ultra conservative in its practices. Once again, foreign investors and various stakeholders potentially interested in doing business could shy away from doing business with Saudi Arabia because they aren’t familiar or comfortable with the cultural and religious norms associated with Wahhabism. Most Wahhabi thinkers are solely interested in Islam and the Arab world around them. Technology and science are not areas of concern for them and they choose not to devote time to dealing with these subjects and their inherent challenges and opportunities that could come to the country through their development.
Francis Collins is right about this because people cannot prove something that is in the nature of this world to prove something that is supernatural. Many argue that God is not real because they do not see him or that there is no true evidence of him. As a matter of fact it would be like if an unborn child were to say that their
However there is possibility for religious knowledge to be shared knowledge but it’s not always true. Some indigenous group people believe that after we’re died we got to either hell or heaven but this belief is only limited for this group of people. Also there are people who believe that god exists and also atheist people, so there beliefs regarding or in perspectives of religion cannot be shared knowledge. For example, in Hinduism, we believe in destiny meaning god has planned good or bad things for everyone way ahead. Whereas in Muslim religion, they don’t believe in destiny.
But I believe religion is different from other disciplines and should not be compared in terms of providing the same amount of evidence. Maybe there is some sort of incommunicable truth that comes from insight and public evidence will never be able to justify it. But religious and nonreligious evidence has to be different. For example, if science can not agree on some sort of theory there will most likely be a point in which enough public evidence will be gathered so that it would be obvious that this particular theory is true. One example might be the theory that the earth is round.
Introduction: In the text by Eboo Patel “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation,” Patel focuses on living in a diverse faction full of religious prejudice in a world full of materialistic outlooks. At the same time he intertwines his personal experiences and provides a remarkable account in which he says that growing up in America as a Muslim led him to discover the importance of cultural pluralism, the acceptance of all religions, and his huge account that all Muslims aren’t extremists. He believes in ethnocentrism; religions should be able to coexist without feeling that one religion is superior than the other. In a world where the forces that seek to divide us are strong, Patel thinks the meaning of pluralism is that the differences
The unfriendly atheist displays exclusivism about reason since the atheist states that no one is rationally justified in believing that the theistic God exists, while the friendly atheist displays inclusivism about reason since the atheist accepts that some theists are justified in believing in God, even if that God doesn 't exist. The author is more inclined to the friendly atheist and inclusivism about reason since it has a great appeal to other people because of its sympathetic approach to religion and
One is politics and the other is religion. Why is this? Well it seems to get a lot of people in trouble because many are not open to others opinions or beliefs when it comes to these two topics. Numerous people support one religion more than the other because it is in their comfort zone. Though we cannot verify the reality of one or many gods, we can offer proof for the power of religion and all it has to offer those that believe in it or those who don’t.
I do believe everyone has different moral views and their bases are religion. However I do not believe we eliminate the problem by looking at the human community as our first obligation. Yes justice depends on moral worth but that stems from your religion and the environment around you. The same sex marriage controversy is a good example of this. In the Christian religion you are told that same sex marriage is a sin; therefore many Christians do not support the state accepting same sex marriages.