He discusses the possibility of this occurring through natural theology, or contemplation, but decides that this is not possible due to the “ignorance and stupidity of the people” (sec. 6, pg. 29, para 1). He continues on to refute other possible explanations, before concluding that it occurs as a natural result of the flattery system; humans place one God above all others and say that he is omnipresent and infinite (sec. 6, pg.
So, obviously an atheist wouldn 't think Jesus is the Messiah right. They wouldn 't even believe in a "messiah." An atheist historian, named Tim O 'Neill, actually researched and examined evidence for Jesus, to see what he came up with. The fact that there was a historical preacher that the figure "Jesus Christ" is based on, is one that most scholars who specialize on Christianity can agree on. The idea that Jesus was a mythological and nonexistent dissipated as the twentieth century came about and is barely believed anymore.
This mystical experience has weakness and strengths to prove the existence of supernatural being of God, such as: Mystical experience that belongs to someone cannot be explained by logic. This weakness becomes famous discussion among philosophers. Mystical experience sometimes happens to someone trough the dream or some another unexplained events in his life. Why is this unexplainable by logic? Because, according to David Hume, it against the laws of nature.
Another strong strength is that emphasis is laid on individual’s own experience and viewpoints. Looking at the major weaknesses of existentialism, it can be pointed out that it is based on philosophical concepts that are not practical and are somehow vague. Because of this, it is not empirical in nature, and it is non scientific and hard to confirm with science. Therefore it is problematic to many people as they believe that it is impossible to know how true or how well its works if it is not scientifically proven. I found it appealing when Sartre mentioned that there is “no proof of souls or spirits or ghosts or deities and thus their existence is nothing other than what people make a decision to believe”Pecorino (2000).
Although there are religions that are looked down upon, the one religion that is a taboo in society is no religion at all; atheism. There are no laws that discriminate atheist people, like there were on gay people in the past. However, just because there is no law that discriminates atheists does not mean that
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy states that 1) Ideas are manifestly passive, 2) But because of the mind-dependent status of idea, they cannot have any characteristics which they are not perceived to have. Therefore, 3) ideas are passive, that is, they possess no causal power (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). However, the argument of a higher being or spirit are the reason material substances exist is just absurd. First, what happen if two people perceive things differently? For example, if one person is color blind and the color blind person perceive the information of the object different than the people who are not color blind.
They are note "nones". Although, a lot of secular humanists and other types of non believers or individual spiritualists like, atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers knowingly avoid calling themselves religious or claim a religious association even if they may consider themselves to be a part of a "morally intense community" of non-theists. There is no clear reason as to why people choose to be "non believers" some do because some traumatic event happened and they wonder if there is some sort of God then why did he let this bad thing happen to them. Some are one of those people that have to believe it to see it. There is no clear explanation to this, but those may be some reasons as to why.
There are many cases in which there are radicals killing people very recently; a Hindu would see these instances as dishonorable, disappointing, and saddening. They look upon what was going on and think that the criminal had lost their path in dharma and would suffer a massive karma backlash in later years. In regards to abortion, they see it as a horrendous act and see it as “a crime worse than killing one’s own parents”. While many people view Hinduism as polytheistic many Hindus say they are monotheistic. To them their Supreme God is capable of taking on many forms in order to teach lessens, connect with his subjects, or to reveal certain emotions God feels at different times, the Hindu just give different names to each form their God takes
Extremism is a plague of the human mindset that typically leads to suffering, and it must be acknowledged and kept in check so society can prosper. Religions are typically blamed for causing extremists to perform their horrific acts, and they are not completely to blame. Religion can bring out extremists and give them a goal or idea to follow, but it does not create the mindset. Humans have possessed a natural tendency to take things to the extremes, as evidenced by the Crusades and and the American Revolution. In general, these human tendencies lead to a useless loss of life.
It isn’t enough to pray to the Dark Lord for something...you must also put forth some effort on your end; It is a popular belief that Satanists do not believe in the Christian God. Atheistic Satanists (LaVeyan Satanists) do not believe in God, they do not even believe in Satan as a real entity. To believe in Satan, you must believe in God, and visa versa. As much as the Dark Lord despises the Christian God, Jehovah, he will tell you that he is the true Creator. Satan cannot produce life.
Not all americans make this assumption either. Just like how some muslims think americans are rude and racist, but not all muslims think this way. People always assume that when there is a bombing, shooting, etc that it is a muslim. People put racist, rude and false things about muslims all the time. When people do this it is taken as a joke, then