In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins emphasizes on four theses that roughly entail his argument. Science is evidence based whilst faith is blind, If God created everything, who created Him, morality does not depend on a creator, and the Christian religion is perilous to society. His writing forces the reader to ponder the validity of religion. Dawkins adamantly states that religion can either be fully true or false. If proven false, it is the duty the intellectually conscience to refute.
Reprobation is condemned by Franklin stating that it, along with “Election” and the “Eternal decrees of God”, “appear’d to me unintelligible, others doubtful.” Presumably, Franklin’s idea of god does not have allegiance to any particular religion, and salvation is not contingent upon whether you follow the correct religion. This view is compatible with the constitution of America, and its advocacy of religious freedom, at least to a bigger degree than those belonging to the religious
Professor Richard Dawkins stated that 'morality comes from evolution'. Professor John Lennox was well prepared and stated that 'The very fact that an atheist can be good is not possible without a foundation. You cannot get ethics from science.' Morality cannot be derived from matter and energy through evolution as believed by Atheist. As a result, ethics would be crumbling without foundation as good and evil is not justified and accounted for.
This brings about the first objection to the divine command theory, the issue of arbitrariness (Quinn, 1978). That is it seems that there is no basis for what is right and wrong, God has no reason for commanding an action to be right or wrong, it is simply his will, there are no moral rules or justifications that exist therefore making the choice of what is right and wrong arbitrary (Rachels, 1969). This in turn leads to the problem of emptiness –that standard moral claims about God are empty tautologies - and objectionable commands. The objectionable command problem lies in that if God has no reason for willing actions to be morally right or wrong then objectionable acts like murder, fraud etc. could also be morally right if He commands it (Wainright, 2005).
Teaching the creationist ideology also goes against the ideas of America and it completely violates the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Creationism is almost interchangeable with religion and you will be hard-pressed to find any factual evidence of religious ideas. Most “proof” you will find is just loose generalizations or based on a fictional book created over a
Sita was blinded by the context of his book in such a way that he completely failed to consider the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and simply branded him as a failure since. In addition, the context influenced his work in such a way that he used it to insult the faith of other people besides indicating that the constitution of India allowed people to convert into any religion if they wished to. He completely ignored other factors that influence behaviors such that he concluded Pope John Paul II invites for a televised question-answer program was a sign of loss of power. Clearly, such activities are affected by the advancement in technology and changes in culture but not necessarily by a loss of power or
Lennox suggests that the atheists’ philosophical position is indefensible, and even incoherent. He points out that the statement that only science can lead to truth is not itself deduced from science which means that as a matter of logic, scientism has to be false in order to be true. He pointed that people believe in revelations or reading books, the revelations that god created the world and all the things in
Blood is the price of what he considers to be socially progressive and ameliorative. God, and His Church, never do anything except make people tolerate poverty. As in the other great political novel of this period, Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon (1940), the question raised is whether the ends justify the means to achieve them. For Koestler, ends cannot be separated from human adequacy of the means to achieve them. For Greene, the interest lies in the beliefs aroused by the ends, and the emotions which inspire them.
When i was a child, I wasn’t the smartest, or the most popular in school. I was always made fun of because of skin color. My teachers did not like me, but I had many influences from my parents, and my siblings. As my life continued, I made it to the negro leagues, which I did not like, because I thought I was as good as everyone else in the MLB. Once I got into the MLB, I was threatened by my teammates and other teams.
I remember my dad was like my superhero but I did not actually know my mom was my superhero and the victim of my dad’s insults and secrets. She protected me from him as much as she could, but my mom was not always at home, she had to work 8 hours and then go to the university at night. She got home at 11:30 pm most of the days, so all day I was alone with my dad and my sisters. I cannot remember most of those days since I was a little, but I do know there were the worst. In that time I did not see it that way because my dad was a manipulative person and made me think we used to have fun and that it was all a game.