Lewis explains that finding faith in God is done by first accepting that it might be true. I agree with this because I personally did not find faith in God again until I personally believed that there is a chance that such a being could exist. Lewis bases his worldview on simply accepting the fact that all situations in life are possible-even the possibility of a higher being. However, Freud’s counter argument seems flawed to me because he bases all his beliefs on what he can physically research and be given a definite answer to. Years ago when, I was an atheist, I would have agreed with Freud, but having the faith I have now I do not.
Belief is not Decision Pascal’s Wager, the argument that an individual who believes in God’s existence is entitled to infinite gains. There are three objections against Pascal article, including “the wrong motivation”, “too many options” and “Belief not a decision”. Among these three reasonable objections, I believe that the strongest one is “Belief not a decision”, because everything needs a reason as people are born as rational creatures. Otherwise, people believe in the existence of God because they trust that God could bring benefits to them. For me, although the objection is reasonable, I still think the Pascal’s response is stronger.
In another words his religion is far from pure intellectual and what is very crystal clear is that for him religion is not institutional but individual. Philosophy Philosophical aspects are the integral parts of the transcendentalism for sure and excluding Emerson from this idea is not fair for both side either for transcendentalism or Emerson. People of his time had a kind of pure spiritual believes and Emerson specifically wanted to find a philosophical foundation in which people can feel the presence of the divine elements in their soul. In this respect he attempts to make a comparison between the ideal and the real. He was interested mostly in philosophical system in a way that intuition is at its origin and the moral conclusion is at the end.
When encountered early in the book, the implication of this religious imagery is not fully apparent. However, once viewed in the context of the later Christian allusions found in A Clockwork Orange, it becomes clear that this is the proclamation of Burgess’ intent in this novel. Burgess views humanity as an organic thing, full of great potential to please God, and he sees the implication of conditioning, specifically, or more generally anything that would sap the essential ability of humans to choose, as a detriment to God’s
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. For most non-believers of Jesus Christ, the idea of God is not understandable, and somethings for believers it is hard to understand their reasoning for it.
Many Christians believe that the first sin, caused by Eve, is why women have pregnancy pains, why men have to labor, and why people have to die, with no eternal life. The new founding’s made by scientist and philosophers thought that there could be other “realistic” reasons on why things like such happened. The Enlightenment Era was revolutionary because the people were finally finding their voices. Instead of basing their day to day lives off of religion, they grew a curiosity for intellect. Certain people who were Deist believed that there was a God and that he created all life, but He was not involved in every little thing that transpired in their daily operations.
Science has concrete evidence, but religion has faith and a God that watches over and acts as an anchor in one’s life. Both science and religion have their merits which one believes in and lives by, but at the same time they both lead to pseudo security and reach for some intangible result that may never come. Similarly, the song “Cat 's in the Cradle” by Harry Chapman reflects a goal that is never reached because of selfish blindness. In this light, Vonnegut 's blunt nihilism is not something to be rejected but observed by both high school students and
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 but I believe otherwise and I don 't feel comfortable discussing this with you" and you add a smile.
In today 's culture, many think that there is no more room for other beliefs other than secular beliefs, which then brings up the idea of resurrection and eternal life. It is believed that the explanation of resurrection is inconsistent. They believe that Jesus was not the son of God, but a normal human being with no divine right, who died for humanity 's sins (Neusner). Secularists turn to logic and rational thinking when trying to solve problems that involve society or humanity, as human beings that are capable of deciding and managing their own social, economic, and political matters. Whereas groups with a scared basis turn to a supreme being for guidance or answers.
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.