However, his claims can be refuted on the basis that, when one says that “no greater God can be conceived”, then one would only be talking about God. The word God is what you call a being that is above all understanding. Secondly, the lack of complete understanding of a God that is greater than any other is the basis of Anselm’s argument. In other words, one needs not understand how it is that no other greater God exists, because it is not possible to do that. It is the concept of understanding that such a being exists that is important.
(2001 ). How is it possible for two different substances such as mind and body, that have nothing in common (because our mind, as we will explain in next sections, is not extended in space, and for the body cannot think alone) interact together. It was hard for him to elaborate clear explanation about the connection between mind and body, and when does it come (Watson, n.d.). He considered that this connection is the work of God's constant action because to Descartes substance does not require anything to exist. But this connection is still not clear, and it needs something to exist, and this where he pretended the interference of
Philosophy Hamad aldawood Monday, March 19, 2018 Introduction The Ontological Argument was proposed by Saint Anselm to try and ascertain the existence of God. Anselm’s argument is based on the fact that there is a specific concept of God. It establishes the existence of God as "that than which nothing greater can be conceived" (Roth, 1970, p.270). From Saint Anselm’s argument, it is apparent that Ontological Arguments are mostly deductive and a priori. These arguments intend to determine God’s existence mostly through logic and non-aligned to experience.
He wants to feel a connection with God. However, he acknowledges that he can’t really pray because he doesn’t believe in any religion. Holden says, “If you want to know the truth, I can't even stand ministers. [...] I don't see why the hell they can't talk in their natural voice. They sound so phony when they talk,” (Salinger 100).
“First, the Holy Spirit is not a “force” or energy or an “it,” but He’s a person.” “He’s intelligent and has an intellect, He has feelings, and He has a will” (Living, 2012). One source stated that “many Christians have found this celluloid deity unnerving. The Force is too eastern, they complain, and cannot therefore teach Christians anything theologically. Some even believe it to be a ‘mythology … perfectly adapted to the spiritual confusion of post-modern America’ that constitutes an advert for post Christian neo-paganism” (McDowell, 2007). Although the Force can have some characteristics in common with the Holy Spirit, nothing and no one can ever compare to Him.
Whenever I say that I do not have a religion, people automatically come up with that response. This is something that I have always found very disturbing. An atheist is a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings. I don’t fit this description to be an atheist. Some people think that if you do not have a religion then you do not believe in a higher power such as God.
The Church, however, did not agree with what he said, and they definitely didn 't appreciate his criticism. They tried to get Martin to recant on what he wrote, but Martin, who was seeking peace with God, would not recant. Martin believed that his message should be heard, and it was. The reason Martin Luther wrote the Ninety-fives Theses is because the Church was no longer doing everything through God 's word like selling indulgences. Luther thought indulgences had no real base in the bible.
Whereas atheism does not poses any objective facts that actually prove that God does not exist. Hypothetically, in terms of endless attempt of understanding the world, people still cannot provide any basis of nonexistence of God due to all the knowledge that mankind has already received has an insignificant part in a scale of infinite information field. Thereby, if God had not had existed, it would have been the biggest mystery for humanity. The second major part of atheism is to answer on what exactly should the human do in order to make sure that God does not exist. An atheistic theory does not give a clear answer to this question.
We differ in our religious beliefs, but we are similar because we both grew up in the wrong generation and we both think that nothing is good in our culture’s timeline. The main character in Ready Player One and I have different beliefs in religion. Wade (the main character) does not believe in God or the Bible. I, on the other hand, believe in God and read the Bible. “I wish someone had just told me the truth right up front, as soon as I was old enough to understand it.
However, there is one type of testimony we shouldn’t listen. Hume claims that testimony on miracles is unreliable. Our knowledge of miracles comes solely from the testimony of people who claim to have seen miracles can never be truthful. They experience them firsthand then try to help us understand them without our own personal experience of it. According to Hume, there was never a miracle confirmed by wealthy and educated people.
To figure out this relationship and connections between the three, scholars went back to study the Age of Reason. During the Age of Reason, scholars adopted empiricism. Empiricism is the theory that everything is based on experience, according to the five senses. Another key aspect to this age of reason was that the universe operated without the hand of God behind every miracle. The last aspect to this was that scholars and philosophers rebelled against restrictions of Christianity.