Because, if gods omnipotent then there is no stone too heavy for him to lift. Thus, depending upon what one believes about god, the answer to this paradox is different. All in all, the paradox of the stone is an interesting though experiment in debating gods omnipotence. The roots to Aquinas were key in the creation of this argument. Mavrodes did a great job of responding to this argument in an argument that elaborated that there is no logical discrepancy with god lifting a stone and gods
For example, Zeus was the king of the Greek gods. To appease Zeus was thus to maintain favor, fortune and prominence: To oppose him or otherwise displease him was, essentially, unthinkable…or illogical. Therefore, an appeasement of the gods was as necessary as the air to breath. However, Aristotle would present logical arguments which would demonstrate a need for those within Greece (and the ancient world) to rely more upon logic than myth, as logos was the more prominent ‘trait’ to abide by when all the layers were stripped away.
Socrates said that Euthyphro had previously stated that “gods are in a state of discord…and that they are at enmity with each other” (Socrates, 8). Socrates also says: “Then according to your argument, my good Euthyphro, different gods consider different things to be just, beautiful, ugly, good, and bad, for they would not be at odds with one another unless they differed about these subjects would they?... They like what each of them considers beautiful, good, and just, and hate that opposite of these?” (Socrates, 9). Euthyphro agrees, proving that certain things disputed by the gods would be both pious and impious due to the fact that different gods consider different things to be holy.
The charges of impiety in the Apology are more direct. He explains that the entire defense he has stated is upon his strong belief in the Greek god, Apollo who he thinks that gave him a sign, a divine sign. The definition of impiety he talks about is the gods. He states that “ Piety is what dear to the Gods and impiety is what is not dear to them. In this statement, it is not as clear on what is really matters to the gods or what is important to them.
I Thesis The Teleological Argument presented by William Paley is not a good nor a sound argument due to Paley’s use of the word ‘generally’ in premise three as well as his failure to establish a God, in all aspects of the word, existence. I now will explain each premise of the Teleological Argument and all of its premise’s in Section II, then in Section III explain why I believe this argument fails and is unsound. II
Consequently, Euthyphro says that goodness is something pleasant to all gods. So at end of dialogue, Socrates have not agreed with Euthyphro and says “So I think you’ve just been playing games with me, Euthyphro. I asked you to tell me what holiness really is, and it seems you’ve sneakily refused to tell me” (Plato, 1984, p.49). Thereby, the dialogue leaves readers with unanswered question “Does goodness exist?” and if it exists what goodness is?
The first reason is that she did what the gods wanted, and what the gods want overrule the laws. She disobeyed the king's law to please the gods and this is what makes her right. Creon thinks just because he his king he has all the power when really the gods have all the power. Then again Creon is in fact king and whatever the king said went and he could punish people who disobeyed him however he pleased, but even kings look up to the gods because they know that they have full power over them.
The unwillingness to compromise with each other in the play Antigone cost people their lives. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone argues that the laws of the Greek gods’ are much more important than the laws of man but Creon believes that the laws of man are above the laws of the Greek gods’. Both Creon and Antigone refuses to compromise whether to follow the Greek god’s law or man’s law. The tragic end of Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone comes about because of the actions of Haemon, Creon, and Antigone.
Antony gives several other examples of the exact reasons why Caesar isn’t guilty, but this is most impactful one because the people personally saw Caesar rejecting the crown therefore making it a testimony of Caesar that he could never have the traits of always trying to add to his power since he
The audience concludes that he receives an abundant amount of outside help and does not overcome his challenges independently. But as Schmidt contradicts, “as if divine aid detracted from the greatness or achievement of Odysseus...an Odysseus who should conquer without divine aid would be nearly meaningless” (Schmidt). He uses logic and reasoning to expand on how divine aid further confirms Odysseus as an epic hero. The presence of the supernatural is what makes his challenges seem more riveting and heroic to readers. The word “meaningless” again emphasizes the importance of the deities.
But he notes that this need not convince anyone that there is no reason for believing in God:the theologian can, if he wishes, accept this criticism. He can admit that no rational proof of God’s existence is possible. And he can still retain all that is essential to his position, by holding that God’s existence is known in some other, non-rational way. ”Mackie’s aim is to show that philosophy is not only capable of criticizing arguments for God’s existence, but also showing that God does not exist, thus closing off the position of the theologian
The Beaver Board's Mystical Quotes In Franny and Zooey by J.D Salinger, Franny goes through a religious breakdown and is guided back to her “sanity” through her older brother Zooey. Zooey and Franny’s religious belief was greatly influenced through Buddy and Seymour. Buddy and Seymour taught themselves through quotes in various reading material. They wrote these quotes on a beaverboard placed on the back of their door, as if they were their spirit guides always needing to be seen.
World literature has been a fundamental part of understanding our society, it has archived and developed the events and thoughts that made the world in which we live today. Literature is typically linked with philosophy and early thinkers, who questioned who we are, where do we came from and what is our purpose in life. Even though, the study of philosophy has given us the chance to understand more about this topic, I personally think that over the years, it provides more questions than answers, and the more we dig in, the more questionings will show up. Our first reading on Poetics by Aristotle, focuses mainly on Greek tragedy and epic poetry. Tragedies started as religious ceremonies performed at festivals in honor to the god Dionysus, but over time it has changed into a secular.
Two things I found interesting reading this chapter is that over the years, Christianity has gone down two percent since the 1900’s in popularity and Islam’s numbers has skyrocketed by ten percent. This was due to high birth rates in highly Islamic countries. But, with Christianity going down two percent, that was only nominal practitioners as well. 2. What point do you think Professor Prothero was trying to make in this chapter?