My purpose in this essay is to explain and analyze the Divine Command Theory. Divine Command Theory states that morality is ultimately based on the commands of God. I disagree with this theory because how do we know what concepts of God are true and what other concepts are false? There are so many religions making their own claims and interpretations that they believe are true. Therefore, how do we know then what God approves or disapproves of?
This quote introduces the argument of potency versus actuality. Descartes’ comparison of himself to God opens up many other questions that request Descartes attention, and he attempts to reason with the reader in the following explanations. I think therefore I am, translates as I think of God in reality and therefore He is. This introduces the question of whether a universal I can be found. Descartes is able to clarify the true source from which feelings and thoughts can come from, which he says is the I.
However, I cannot completely agree with either point of view concerning God’s power. According to Hick’s theory God is, was, and always will be all powerful, but the Process-Relational Theory suggests that God though a very powerful being, He is not all powerful. Both suggest that evil exists either because of God’s awesome power or due to the lack of that power. As a Christian it is easy to agree with John Hick’s arguments that God is all knowing and all good but can the belief that God is all powerful hold its own in a world full of evil. If he is all good why would he not use his bounty of power to rid the world of evil?
This contradicts the assumption that God is the creator of all norms. (Based on Darwall 's Philosphical Ethics p. 42-44). 2) God created us, therefore we must follow his commands out of gratitude. Again, we face the problem that there appears to be a norm that exists independently from his command: that you should show gratitude, which seems inconsistent. (Darwall 's Philosophical Ethics p. 44).
[4.15.3] Deism is the view that God exists but is not directly involved with the world. Deists believe that before anything was made there was God and that they were made by God. They believe that meaning comes from discovering everything that God has made. Humans are responsible for discovering morality but many decide morality on what will make them happy. If you live a good life you will be rewarded by God when you die and if you live a bad life you will be punished by God.
To change things that are ruled by nature. We’re lazy. We expect one image of someone we’ve never met to cause miracles in our lives because we live by the word of the church, therefore we deserve it, because we’ve only been loyal to him. With the belief of God we’ve put an excuse for everything, instead of using logic and making a change for ourselves. Praying is essential when believing in God, but praying should be meant to thanking the invisible, not asking for more.
Through his humanist ideas he promoted the ideas of dignity and individual self-worth. Therefore, although in Genesis man had been a part of God 's plan of creation, God knew to create them in an image of himself. But, in The Oration on the Dignity of Man, Mirandola 's, "Mightiest Architect," (1) did not share this ease in forming man. This is a result of man not being part of God 's original plan, so nothing had been processed in relation to human creation. While observing the world and all he had adorned it with, God, "…still longed for some creature which might comprehend the meaning of so vast an achievement, which
Once Bruce has been given powers by God himself, Bruce forgets that has been given the powers for a short amount of time. Stressing on the words by God “be careful what you wish for” makes me wonder. Looking at what kind of God is talking with Bruce, God is witnessed saying “ take a closer walk with me.” It is fascinating to hear God instructing Bruce about free-will that he cannot “mess’ with it. Though God has also instructed him not to tell anyone that he is God, at the same time, the song “I’ve got the power “does relate to man’s human nature of feeling himself proud of that
Warren seeks confirmation that his God exists so anything he sees to be true, he assumes to be true. These false assumptions are dangerous but are also merely human nature. Therefore, I think it’s necessary for everyone—even the most brilliant people—to challenge their own beliefs every once in a while. We might change our beliefs about God and maybe learn something about the fundamental nature
Both forms of understanding are needed to define God in a way that a fool could understand. In the quote “for when he hears of this, he understands it. And whatever is understood, exists in the understanding”; to the fool he understands with this statement that God
For those who say yes, they are walking in the light. For those who are walking in the light (Jesus Christ) are ultimate desire is to understand the will of God for our lives. The difference in history is not as essential to those of us who are waiting for his glorious return, which will be our beginning of eternal