In the world we live today we are making new and profound scientific discoveries everyday but there is a realm that is untouchable for the scientific field which is the realm of religion. In Dr. Amir Aczel’s book Why Science Does Not Disprove God, he argues against scientists such as Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins who attempt to refute the existence of god using different sciences. Dr. Aczel clearly notes that the purpose of this book is not to prove the existence of god but rather to state that science has not disproved god and will not disprove god.
Does God Exist? A Philosophical Argument for the Existence of God Does God Exist? If God so desired, He could merely appear and attest to the whole of humankind that He exists. But if He did that, there would be no need for faith. “Then Jesus told him, 'Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed '” (John 20:29). I’m sure an abundance of people would love for someone to simply show them the evidence for God 's existence. Enough of those statements of, "You just have to believe” or “Just have some faith” such statements that leave many people with no comfort or acceptance. I would like to attempt to point out some of the reasons that lead me undoubtedly believe that God exists. First of all, consider the following. When it comes to the prospect of God 's existence, the Bible says that there are individuals who have seen sufficient evidence, but they have concealed the truth they have seen. On the other hand, for those who continue to wonder if God is there, he says, "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you." Before one looks at the facts surrounding God 's existence, one must ask themselves, if God does exist, would I want to know him? To follow are some reasons to consider.
whole night, but no gardener was ever seen. Then the "Believer" said that there must be a gardener, that he "is an invisible gardener". He tried everything he could to convince to the "Sceptic" that he was right, barbed-wire, electrifying fence, patrolling bloodhounds. But no gardener was ever found. Still Flew also talks about other assertions such as "God has a plan", "God created the world". He calls them, a "peculiar danger, a endemic evil, of theological utterance." He states that they first look "very much like assertions, vast cosmological assertions", but there is no sure sign, no evidence that "they either are or are intended to be, assertions". Flew said that, "for is the utterance is indeed an assertion, it will necessarily be equivalent to a denial of the negation of that assertion." What he meant is that if one asserts something then one must deny something. He then goes on by
People’s opinions about God have been changing since the beginning of his existence. I am responsible for chapter two in James Collin’s book “God in Modern philosophy”. The title of my chapter, “The Skeptical Assault Upon the Knowledge of God”, says a great deal about how the idea
“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart (Ps. 37:4). Many Christian often struggle with what they fear in life as “sin”. Going throughout every day, it is hard to live by all of the principles in the Bible. One of the main understandings that many Christians have come to know is: if you are living a Godly life, the Lord will fill your heart with the right kind of desires. Susan Isaacs struggles with her spirituality and demonstrates her conflicts through memories and records of her therapy sessions with her counselor in her novel “Angry Conversations With God.” Throughout her journey to create a better relationship with God, her counselors push her to really understand what God truly wants in her life. Through
12/8/09 Christian Service Learning Essay: Circle of Faith-In-Action Through the story of the king and the sparrow, we come to realize the implications that social justice has on a community. In following the circle of faith-in-action, we realize the king became aware, analyzed, and acted only after his death. The circle of faith-in-action began with the king's awareness of his people's suffering, then he analyzed his options to help, finally he acted by removing his jewels to help those in need. Although the king directly supported those in need through monetary donations, he effectively neglected their long term needs to survive. In relation to the story of the king, American society and culture can be used as a counterpoint to such
““Do as I do: trust in God and yourself. Believe in heaven”” (342). As I read this sentence in the novel, I felt it stood as a strong representation of what may have helped Jane when she struggled with difficulties in her life. She did not live the easiest life,
Hailey Siefken I believe in God. I'm a Christian. I have been all my life. My family is very Christian too so that is a big part of why I believe in God. But another big part is that he answered my family's prayers and healed my little cousin, Caleb, when he was born with a crack in his skull.
In the eyes of many, God is the almighty, the righteous judge, the answer, the light, the healer, and many more. He has done so much for His people where His people can hardly give back to match up to His greatness. It is important to understand that in Christian scripture, people do not work to be worthy of God for it is the life that God gives His people that they are worthy. God does not expect perfection in human beings for they have always made mistakes since they were created in God’s image on the sixth day. However, people mainly are expected to do one thing: spread the message of God and let everyone be aware and understand the Truth. This then leads to a controversial question that exists within the Christian community, other
Response Question #1 In historical context, time and time again, God is depicted as a perfect being and the creator of all things living. In a Monotheistic approach, God is portrayed as “the Supreme being”, and in some philosophical texts, God is said to be omnipotent, omnibenevolent, all loving, and all knowing. As The Supreme Being, God cares for all of his creations and has even been described to put his arms out for the people who obey him and whom he loves. Even though God shows love, compassion, and sympathy for humans, his creation, there are times where even an omnibenevolent God can exhibit the opposite behavior.
The Sovereignty and goodness of God is a book about a woman who is in a stressful situation. She is desperately trying to please God because she is feeling like he is punishing her. This book is widely appreciated because I believe a lot of people can relate to Mary Rowlandson. Sometimes we come to a point in life where we cannot handle all of the stress. We do things to please our parents, God, teachers and so on. At this point in my life I can relate to the Mary Rowlandson, except I know there is nothing I can do to please God. A lot of times we get stuck thinking that we have to do things to please him. In the book The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, Mary Rowlandson is captured and she thinks God is doing this to her. This book is
Conceived in eras of uncertainty and strife, many people weave through the contradictions and inner struggles within communities, while also indulging themselves in the broad concept of redefining themselves just to feel accepted by the society around them. In “Homo religiosus” Karen Armstrong brings out the materialized definition of an “individual” through concepts such as religion, activities like yoga, the artistic features of caves, and most importantly the image of Brahma. The detailed notions placed on each concept yields the reassuring meaning that religion symbolically is a safe harbor, in which individuals can feel comforted and relieved. However the question that always comes up is if an individual is willing to exclude themselves from the harsh realities of society. As the essay progresses, Armstrong 's usage of words such as kenosis—emptying—, junzi—maturity—, and anatta—dethrone—broadens the idea on how an individual’s illusion of an identity can be renewed and reached (14,17). However with the brutish imagery that is brought up throughout the essay a sense of isolation and hopelessness, making for a mood of muted panic and dread questions the truth behind the meaning of a “being”. Yet in the end the idea that there is a world outside the circles of human existence, gets the individual going as they search for something worth living for.
Karen Church, also known as Nana,: woman, mother, grandmother, widower, fiance. Karen was born on August 28th, 1952. Karen was a strong woman. She had her first child at age fifteen. She married her late husband, Roger Church. Karen and Roger raised two girls, Crystal and Tamara, in the mid 1900’s in their teenage years. Karen is unique, powerful, fun, loud, opinionated and determined.
Zach Markon One of the most frequently asked questions of all time is, “Does God exist?” That’s pretty frustrating. I mean, can you imagine if you had an entire race of people always questioning your existence? People seem to forget that I have feelings too. Anyways, yes, I do exist. I think it’s important for me to tell the story of the Earth’s creation the way it actually happened. The Bible is pretty boring, there are hardly any jokes in it, and I just don’t think it captures the essence of what I was actually thinking when I created the Earth. It may come as a surprise to many people, but I have a highly-developed sense of humor. That’s why I created Texas. But that’s beside the point, I just think it’s important to write my version of the events.
In the book, The Evidence For God, Paul K. Moser develops an ideology that proves God’s existence. However, there are other perspectives that try to prove God existence, also. With that being said, I shall argue that kardiatheology is the most concrete position of God’s existence because a person just needs to be “willing” to distribute unselfish love to everyone. I am going to accomplish this by first defining what kardiatheology is then transition to the reason why this theology is concrete.