Different Philosophical Interpretations About God 's Existence

1135 WordsMar 29, 20165 Pages
The further I explore the many different philosophical interpretations about God’s existence, the more I become unsure of what it is I hope to find. I identify myself as agnostic, as I do not allege to know whether God does or does not exist. I still hold on to hope that there is a higher power, but I don’t believe it will ever be proven. In my last reflection paper, I also stated that I do not believe there will ever be an answer to whether God does or does not exist. I did not go into detail as to why. The primary reason I believe we will never know is because of our advances in science which are often contrary to religious faith based reasoning. In ancient times, people did not have the advanced scientific information that we have in this day and age. The people of that time had no better explanation for things that they were seemingly metaphysical. The scientific community has been able to find and prove many different theories that provide us with logical and tangible answers. I find it much easier to believe logical evidence that is presented to me than having faith in something that appears so illogical and lacks real evidence. Most religions are faith based, there is usually little evidence proving their ideas. In reading Augustine’s Confessions, he reflects on previously held beliefs and then expands on his currently held beliefs. One thing I have noticed, with the few pieces of writing I have read from Augustine, is that he does not portray himself as
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