Since we don't have answers to these theological questions,our worships and rituals help create civilization in a part of our life. Since Rushdie states that religion doesn’t allow us to reach our full potential because of birth control, sexuality and STD’s. Religion is that exact reason to believe, simply because faith is the ultimate way to keep going throughout your day to day life. Rushdie states “ as a result of this faith, by the way, it has proven impossible, in many parts of the world, to prevent the human race number from swelling alarmingly”. Basically if we’d follow the spiritual rules we wouldn’t have things like sexually transmitted diseases,in Rushdie's opinion religion is a theory proven wrong.
He also stated that “For since I know that my own nature is very weak and limited, whereas the nature of God is immense, incomprehensible and infinite, I also know without more ado that he is capable of countless things whose causes are beyond my knowledge”. Descartes believed that it is his mind that prevents him from understanding why God gave him the chance to create human error. The model of descartes human error problem does not succeed because nothing can be seen or perceived without the mind, and the mind is everything for us at the moment. Altough the physical body and the mind are different both are controlled by the mind. This means that even thought descartes can not see God he still believe in him, and anything that have anything evil like actions who knows it did not come from God.
One could think of hardship not only as a test, but as the idea that God cannot intervene when it comes to a person’s free will, no matter how horrific the situation might be. This is true, especially when it comes to Christian teaching. The Christian God cannot interfere with the freedom He has given His people. Those who are followers of Him can only worry about themselves and leave the judgement up to the Almighty. They are responsible for themselves and only themselves.
He said He would defeat death and did, humanity is freed from sin. God is loving and all powerful, though many non-Christians do not see Him this way. The truth is that Jesus’ suffering, the Crucifixion, is God’s way of still being loving but also taking care of a major issue. He suffers so that we can see him again in Heaven. God is just so he abolishes sin without harming His children, only
And this is a fallen world, with evil, sin and an enemy who wants to rob, kill and destroy us. But I have the faith that God is in control, and because I trust him, he will always make everything work out for the best in the end. Sometimes, as Christians, we don't get all the blessings the Lord has in store for us, because we fail to ask him. God may be just waiting for us to ask him. For a good study on this subject read "The Prayer of Jabez" by Bruce Wilkinson.
Murray claims “the idea that our most intense pains and sufferings are just in our heads isn’t mystical or deep—it’s offensive” (142). “Pain and suffering are central to all worldviews, but no worldview puts its God in the midst of pain like the gospel” (135). And “the cross is where we find the Powerful One who took suffering seriously by taking it upon himself so that we would not have to and so that one day we will be totally free”
In contrast, the Beowulf from the movie lacks the humility shown in the epic. Instead, he attributes all his victories to himself. Nowadays, people attribute any accomplishments to themselves and they have also become more individualistic. Although people still believe in God, they are not as appreciative and they do not acknowledge that through his grace and power, they overcome obstacles in their lives. On the contrary, people take credit for their own victories but question God during times of great struggle and tribulation.
105, 113). Atheists only consider the bad fruits of religion while ignoring all the evidence that points out to the contrary. According to Fagan, Religion, for example, strengthens the family bond between the members with generally a happy marriage. Religious practice generally discourages suicide, drug abuse crimes, divorce, and abortion; social problems that we never want in our society. Religion encourages for helping the young and the poor to get educated and escape poverty.
The argument of free will always seems to fall back on how much blame humans can put on God for their mistakes. However, the most comforting argument typically seems to be the one that provides the most forgiveness and understanding of human nature. Perhaps humans are all born with flaws and they have to go through life attempting to make up for them. There is also the possibility that eternal peace will be granted only if one truly chooses God, regardless if the religion deems them worthy. At the end, the only thing that matters is what one believes in, because there’s no way to know which religion got it “right.”
Let 's not forget the fact that Jake believes in God and that not all things are acceptable. He dresses differently and tries to stay out of trouble but he gets bullied for it. Everyone has their right to believe in something, whether it 's God, Evil, whether you believe that there is no God and that everything is science is your issue. What Jake believes should not have to annoy you. Now if he comes up to you and make a statement you dont appreciate all it takes is to say "I respect you opinion
“Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? Even though you intend to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing” (47.) This story shows how God had not even come close to the situation and people eventually worked things out on there own. Joseph and his three brothers had time and thus eventually were able
“no religious outlook or Weltanschauung, can enjoy a privileged status, let alone be adopted as the official view of the state” I found this passage noteworthy because it demands that no religious outlook be put before another, but that is exactly what happens and has been happening, all these years. I would like to say that I think the reason there is such a lack of equality with different countries and “cultures” and why we are in constant war is because of this exact reason; religion. Most religious people always think their religion is better than another persons and this causes conflict. The countries laws reflect their religious views in the morals that they choose to have.
McCloskey makes a statement that in order, “to get proof going, genuine indisputable examples of design or purpose are needed” (McCloskey, 1968). He holds his standard of indisputability to a high claim. In order for McCloskey to ask a theist for indisputable evidence of the existence of a Creator, I believe that there must be evidence from his own theory that is indisputable. This reminds me of a class I had in community college that was about Critical Thinking. My professor told me that I could no argue my religious foundation because it was based off of opinion and not known fact.
I believe what Wilkens was stating when he wrote “open-endedness can make us a little crazy because we crave certainty” (213), was that everyone wants to view life, in black in white, the world would move in harmony, if we didn’t have gray areas, or at least we all would like to think so. We all want to be able to stand firm in our beliefs, without wavering, without any doubt in our ethical system or within ourselves. Not only do we desire this confidence in our beliefs and within ourselves, we also desire solidarity. We want to be able to live connected and in harmony, however our vast difference in ethical beliefs and in personal preferences makes us all different, different is beautiful, but it is also viewed as dangerous. Our survival instincts are so ingrained, in us, most often we view different as dangerous, and miss the beauty that a different perceptive has to offer, all together.