Christopher then answered that the best way to get outside the universe would only be to experience a black hole, concluding that heaven can 't be through a black hole. (Haddon, Mark) He feels that individuals believe in heaven because they don 't want to cope with the reality of death. In this particular part of the book Christopher 's personality begins to makes itself present. He doesn 't waste any time and challenges Reverend Peters on his inquiries of religion, One thing about Christopher is he’s not to found of people who trust in thoughts that he knows coherently can 't be true or factual.
Since the Deist believed that God had very little influence in the world, it was reasonable to want a divide between the two things. Religion is a very grey topic with no definite right or wrong. Everyone believes completely different things, and there is no way to prove who is right or wrong. Humans strive for that understanding of what is the absolute truth. We enjoy knowing we are correct, and physically need to have a contradiction.
In Pascal’s Pensees, the difference between reason and believing are two completely different things. For Pascal, believing in God is good for the heart, but for all the non-believers, reason could be the only way to get closer to God. On other hand, there was a point where Pascal stated that there are somethings that reason does not understand the result, but the only thing that can understand the impossible is God. Thus, in Pascal tells his audience that the impossible reasoning is only understand by having God in their hearts.
“To lose one parent might be considered a misfortune, or reason to deny God’s existence at the least. To lose two looks as He may be up to something” (Johnny Rich). The topic of whether God is real has been a mystery for years. Some believe God is not authentic due to suffering in the world. Even though God allows suffering, the complexity of the universe, progression throughout times, and the multiple accounts of miracles performed by Christ prove his existence to be true.
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. 31, para 1). They worship that one perfect God with the hope that they will attain the maximum control over their own anxieties and suffering. The purpose of these sections is to lead readers to doubt the foundations in reason of their belief
Augustine also did not have a perfect answer, but he believes that God must let mankind through the experience of ignorance and difficulties. “It is true that, in the works studied by Ogliari, Augustine says that not all people will be saved by the grace of the second Adam, Christ. Everyone is treated justly and some will receive the mercy of God” (Van Geest, Paul). Augustine thinks that not everyone has the right to be saved. God knows who will be saved, so some of the humans are destined to be saved.
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.
God, the Creator of the universe, created each individual with a purpose and value that even they can’t fully understand. With that being said, Dr. Wymore showed us that humans are not designed to do whatever they feel is right or pleasing in their own eyes. Though humans are broken and fallen, they are still redeemed by Christ’s all-consuming love. Dr. Wymore gave us the example of how each person is a character within the story that God is unfolding, yet they themselves aren’t the actual story. Sometimes people can look so inwardly on what is going on in their lives, and what they think that they need to do or say that they miss the work that God is doing within their lives, and essentially losing the “solid ground” of life.
Devanshi Shah HZT 4U1 Ms.Merritt December 18, 2015 Scientific Knowledge versus Religious Knowledge “Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world” (Pasteur). Throughout the years, there has been a constant war between science and religion. While some believe that scientific knowledge is the only true and valuable knowledge, other believe the knowledge religion gives us is more valuable. Although religious knowledge is valued by many, scientific knowledge is more powerful and credible.
The one weakness of Anslem argument is that he didn 't give enough evidences for God existence in reality. Another weakness posed by St Aquinas, as Anselm states God is "that which nothing greater can be conceived" then to understand God in this way is to be equal to him, which Anselm is human and cannot be equal to God. The one strength of Aquinas argument: Aquinas was influential philosopher concerning the different people who have different concepts of God, and how they could understand and accept his argument. Aquinas also presented five ways as evidences to argue the existence of God.
For once, “the trees, the air, the sun all spoke differently to me [him], now they spoke one language of unity” (62). This feeling cannot be explained by scientific explanations nor caused by anything but the presence of God “coming so close to me” (62). Because of his connection with God, Pi felt as though he was in a harmonious state of being and bliss, which was only possible through the believing in the divinity of the existence of religions and God. If Pi had lived through these moments through “dry, yeastless factuality,” Pi would never have been able to appreciate and believe in Christianity and Islam because he would have been stuck trying to point out all of the ways in which it was possible to prove the existence of a God. Because Pi is open minded, he lives his life believing in the “better story,” regardless of how impossible they seem.
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
Some of the major differences can be seen in the ideas of origin and the meaning of life. In today’s society, as a whole, most do not believe that the world was created because various gods were fighting or because a monster of chaos was destroyed. In a modern, Christian worldview, we believe God created us and the earth and that He genuinely cares for us. For us, the meaning of life is similar in the idea that happiness is a goal; however, we find meaning in what we do and how we impact others. The Mesopotamians on the other hand never gave much evidence to support the idea that they were invested in the people around them and making their lives better along with their own.
All of the philosophers that we've studied so far have made some valid arguments concerning the existence, or non-existence of God. If I had to be swayed by an opinion for God's existence, or non-existence it would have to be by William Paley's argument. Paley's analogy is strong because of his metaphor of the watch to explain the universe and the existence of an intelligent designer. The weak part of this analogy is that the watchmaker as evidence can be produced in the physical form; the universe maker as evidence cannot be produced in physical form.
Many philosophers have argued and defined what it means to exist in order to prove or disprove the existence of God. George Berkeley, a Irish philosophers argues for the existence of God. The existence of a great perceiver causing ideas in our minds. On the other hand, David Hume, a Scottish philosopher is a skeptic, he argues to undermine religion, critiquing that religion can have harmful consequences on society. These empiricists argue to establish or dismiss religion because it sets universal notions in which it operates as part of society’s morality.