Years ago when, I was an atheist, I would have agreed with Freud, but having the faith I have now I do not. I cannot see God, I have never physically felt God, and I cannot research the proof of God and get a definite answer. However, I believe there is a God based on my own acceptance to all possibilities. Once I opened my mind to this idea, I found comfort in my pain, joy in my sorrow, and presence in my emptiness. I, as well as Lewis, base my belief in God on what I have read-The Bible- and what I have personally
A common questioning of a higher power beyond the physical realm lingers in society: Who and what is God?. However, many of these theological questions cannot be answered until we, of course, die. Due to human’s innate curiosity to understand the forces beyond their own, especially in terms of religion, humans find their own reasons to believe in God in the process of discovery. Religion is a sense of belief and worship to praise a higher power (God), and it provides a guide for human beings to have the opportunity to come together and live as one image of God’s children. “Imagine There’s No Heaven” is an article in which Salman Rushdie, the author, presents an atheistic view where religion is pointless, and a higher being is non-existent.
Faith and reason are thought to be foundations of defense for religious beliefs, having the same purpose many theologians and philosophers argue their relationship. Many believing that reason relies on faith while others think that just because you do not believe in one you are going to believe in the other, Karen Armstrong would agree since she suggests that they are not like political parties. Many theorists believe that reason is more on the logical side of the spectrum while faith is directed towards your beliefs and understandings of religious and theological claims. While scientists have argued they are not compatible because reason by itself gives us the answers to human life and faith is not a reliable source to provide us with those answers. Terry Eagleton suggests that they are one in the same and rely on each other.
He sidestepped the question of his own opinion of the best religion by asserting that each follower of a religion deems his own religion to be superior. Nathan explains to Saladin that we subscribe to the religion we were raised with, by asking, “Well, whose faith and belief are we least likely to call into question? Isn’t it our own, that of the people to whom we belong?” (Lessing 3.7). If there is not faith in the power of one’s own religion, the religion ceases to exist, just as the power of the ring ceases to exist without faith in its abilities. Nathan also uses the Ring Parable to explain that only God can distinguish the true religion.
Before continuing, there are several key terms that require clarification. In this essay I take faith to mean strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, founded on spiritual conviction rather than proof. Reason
Our world today has fallen into the trap of thinking that believing whatever you want is okay. That it is acceptable for everyone to have their own right and wrong, and on the flip side, has made Christianity out to be this fairy tale religion that has no evidence to back it up. We as Christians need to be ready and able to defend our faith, all the while in a diplomatic and non hostile way. In order for us to do this, we need to understand evidentialism, basic beliefs, the Sensus Divinitatis, and who and what the skeptics are saying. The belief in Evidentialism has grown widely throughout the people in our world.
Religion takes place in almost every home throughout the world. Religion is what people believe in and helps people with daily life. Whether it comes to Gods, Goddesses, mythological creatures, or natural forces, almost every religion has some type of supernatural importance. In the Christian Holy text, The Bible, there are fractions that suggest that supernatural aspects. They mention things like messenger angels and devious demons.
He suggests that these beliefs were established at the time that ancient people lacked the knowledge of the world, the science that we are familiar with today. These beliefs somehow survived the acquisition of knowledge while being passed down from by generations. Throughout his book, Harris reminds us that there is danger in considering madness as holy, leading people to "commit
For science can be proven wrong at any given time and religion can never be stated untrue. Such as the story of creation, evolution, practices and beliefs can contradict these theories. For instance the story of creation was passed down by people who actually witnessed it and believed that it is true.It was an actual occurrence. While for science it has been passed down also from scientist to scientist who believe what they are saying is true without actually knowing or having the proof.Science is the process of trying to understand the laws of creation not proving that is why science is the reason for anything. Religion is an all known source that everybody understand in their own way.
In our current day, everyone has an opinion on religion whether they believe in it or not. Religion gives people a sense of comfort and fulfillment and definitely serves as a base for morals and values. Religion is a funny thing though; it is ever-changing and always evolving. Religion can be seen in most societies throughout the ages although they are all different. Belief in gods and otherworldly powers started popping up ages ago with first sights of Hinduism which is still seen today but has taken a backseat to other religions such as Catholicism, Christianity, Islam, and even a nonbelieving denomination known as atheists.