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Science and God - "In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth…" (Genesis 1:1), the words that start it all if you are a Catholic. Children are brought up to believe that God took seven days out of his schedule to create the earth and all that is in and on it from a "formless wasteland" (Genesis 1:2). He gave man his shape and the keys to paradise and life rolls on from there. They know history of man through the Bible, and if it is not in the Bible, it did not happen. Die hard followers the Bible know little outside of the Good Book and thusly show their Those who took on the ideals of the enlightenment or raised with little to no theological beliefs have questioned the...   [tags: essays research papers] 1371 words
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Who Is God? - Who is God. Worshipping is a way to communicate beliefs and feelings of individuals and religious communities. Every society I have every studied from the American Indians to the Ancient Greek have all believed in some form of worship or religion. Altars have been and are in existence in several if not all forms of region. Robert Farris Thompson depicts this for the African population in " Overture: The Concept 'Altar,' " and " With the Assurance of Infinity: Yoruba Atlantic Altars," Face of the Gods: Art and Altars of Africa and the African Americas, through pictures he and others have taken, has well as evidence from assorted books, articles, poems and songs, Thompson...   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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warriors of god - Warriors of God by James Reston Jr. is a non-fictional view of the third crusade. This particular crusade spanned from 1187-1192, containing many gruesome battles and a lot of intense moments between Islam and Christianity. Reston supplies the reader with a little background to the third Crusade when he talks about the first Crusades happening since 1095. Reston gives a fairly impartial view of this holy war. He discusses the battles, politics, and emotions of the Crusade as an outside party and if he takes any side at all it is with the Muslims....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 918 words
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Is God Racist? - There is a distinct problem with religion in this country. The churches of America have become racially divided, creating inequalities amongst our populace. Racial divisions run deep, and there is an undeniable relationship between religion and racism. Since the inception of this country, we have been racially divided. These divisions continued throughout the 20th century, and continue to this very day. These divisions often include, but are not limited to social and political values. Racism in America's religious institutions can be traced to the very roots of America....   [tags: Religion] 1007 words
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Artrow of God - Colonialism is seen as a difficult arrangement that prevents even the best people from acting for the common good. Chapters in which the British officials discuss with one another reveal that while they are not the worst of their type, racism and ignorant condescension more or less come with the territory. On page 174 is a great example “The white man watched Ezuelu with something like amusement on his face. When the interpreter finished he tightened up his face and began again. He rebuked Ezeulu for showing disrespect for the order of the government and warned him that if he showed such disrespect again he would be severely punished.” The British master plan for governing the Igbo, a plan...   [tags: essays research papers] 506 words
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God's Will Vs. Human Will in Their Eyes Were Watching God - God's Will Vs. Human Will The will of God and the will of humans are two themes in Zora Neale Hurston's amazing work of art, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Not only do both themes play an essential part in the tone of the novel, but they also play into every other major theme of the book. Among these themes are: self-discovery, love, independence, and nature's power in one's life. Both Janie's personal will, and the will of God in this story are used to show the strengths and weakness of Janie as well the rest of the characters....   [tags: Zora Neale Hurston] 1243 words
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Analysis Of God As A Creator and Sustainer - Analysis Of God As A Creator and Sustainer It is generally accepted in western philosophy that if God is a creator then he must also by definition, due in part to his other attributes, be a sustainer. This essay assumes that a God does exist because otherwise, rather than analysing the attributes in question, one regresses into providing evidence for God's existence which is the purpose of arguments such as the ontological argument. Using evidence and reason, this essay will see whether creatorship and sustainership can be assigned to God and if they are necessary for His existence....   [tags: Papers] 1116 words
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Sikhism And The Belief Of God And Worship - • There is one God: God made everything. God is called Satguru – "True Guru" and Waheguru - "Wonderful Guru". Sikh basic beliefs are summed up in the words of the Mool Mantar, the first hymn written by Guru Nanak and part of Japji Sahib, the first Bani that appears in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib: • When Sikhs speak of the Guru they are referring to God, the Great Teacher. God, the unknowable, becomes the teacher who reveals God to those who follow. God created everything, so all life is good, but attachment to material things leads to reincarnation and the sufferings of birth and death....   [tags: Sikhism Religion Religious] 1575 words
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The Presence of God In People - Becoming Intimate with the King "When His people cry out to Him with pure hearts, when they sing joyfully about his goodness and grace, when they sit quietly and wait to hear from Him in the midst of their busy day, God shows up -Michael W. Smith (Worship 9)." While there are so many signs that the presence of God is in a place, it is sometimes easy to miss becoming intimate with him in that moment. How can a person become intimate with God in that moment. How can a person touch God. How can they usher in His presence in the first place....   [tags: Religion] 1177 words
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Anselm and Aquinas: on the Existence of God - Does God exist. That question has been asked by people for centuries. Christians, Jews, and Muslims would all say that God exists. They would claim that He is the creator of all things and is of a higher being than man is. Others would claim either that God does not exist or that God is not what the Christians, Jews, and Muslims say He is. Both Anselm and Aquinas address this question: Anselm in his "Proslogion" and Aquinas in his "Summa Theologica." The opinions of Anselm and Aquinas as to the nature of God are the same, although Anselm lacks the proof to back up his claims....   [tags: Religion] 1041 words
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The Notion of God in the Lord of the Rings - The classic works of apocalyptic literature, such as the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation are inherently religious and centered around God. As a result, most later apocalyptic literature is also religiously centered, with God as the instrumental entity (Shaffer 142). Those who have read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings remember most vividly the final great battle where evil is overcome in the apocalyptic ending of an age. Tolkien's bit of apocalyptic literature in The Lord of the Rings seems different from traditional religious notions of an apocalypse because the entire epic fantasy seems devoid of religion and any notion of God....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1886 words
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An Argument for the Existence of God - An Argument for the Existence of God God can be defined as a being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions (1). There are many people that do not believe in any religion. People who do not believe in a religion have no reason for believing in a God. People who do not believe in a God and argue against the existence of God are proving something that is completely false. There is a God for numerous reasons....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays Papers]
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The Argument of Evil for the Existence of God - The Argument of Evil for the Existence of God One of the major arguments proposed against the existence of God in contemporary western philosophy is the problem of evil. It is based upon the inability to reconcile the magnitude of evil in the world with the all-loving nature of God. John Hick describes the problem from the perspective of its proponent, "If God is perfectly loving, God must wish to abolish all evil; and if God is all-powerful, God must be able to abolish all evil. But evil exists; therefore God cannot be both omnipotent and perfectly loving." This thus causes difficulty for the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God who possess both qualities of being all-loving and omnipotent....   [tags: Papers] 677 words
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Charlotte Barr and the Color of God - Charlotte Barr and the Color of God In many of her poems, the contemporary poet Charlotte Barr provides insight into the relationship between God and man. "A Complaint to Her Lord in Her Loneliness," "Black and White," and "Color" all use the colors black, white, and red to explore the relationship between their speakers and God. The poems' speakers see these colors as indicators of their love for God. Through each of the poems, the use of color allows each speaker to come to a better understanding of her relationship with God....   [tags: Charlotte Barr Essays] 705 words
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Jesus As the Son of God - Jesus As the Son of God When Jesus rose from the dead the disciples realized that they needed new ways of describing him to reflect his amazing power and holiness. They scoured the Hebrew and Jewish scriptures looking for something appropriate to call him by and came up with titles such as "Messiah", "Son of Man", "Son of David" and "Son of God". In the end Son of God became the most popular of these titles so that is what he became best known as. It is therefore the subject of my coursework....   [tags: Papers] 855 words
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God as a Supernatural Being or a Myth - God as a Supernatural Being or a Myth God, supernatural being or a myth. That is the question that this paper will try to answer. This paper will try to prove that the supernatural being known as god truly does exist. In doing so, I will use an argument, by Elliot Sober, which tries to prove that God's existence is merely a myth and refute that argument. In the end proving that God truly exists. (1) If God were to exist, then that being would be all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good (all-PKG for short)....   [tags: Papers] 920 words
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mlk on the problem of god - As a product of the Black preaching tradition, Martin Luther King Jr. vocalized much on his views regarding the question of the problem of God. In defining God’s place in the human struggle, Dr. King defined God’s four roles which included God as a creator, sustainer of existence, person in history, and activist. These beliefs were heavily influenced by not only his upbringing and personal experiences, but also by his encounters with various intellectual sources including Plato, the death of God theologians, Aristotle, and George W....   [tags: essays research papers] 717 words
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Bible as the Inspired Word of God - Bible as the Inspired Word of God The Bible is the work of various authors, who lived in different continents and wrote in different eras. Furthermore, much of the text does not claim to have been 'dictated' by God and is not always God speaking to people. In parts it consists of people speaking to God, as in the Psalms, and people speaking to people, as in the New Testament letters written by Paul. In light of this, some maintain that it is not possible to treat the Bible as a book of divine oracles, delivered once by God and recorded by its authors through divine inspiration, since biblical authors were products of their time and subsequently their understan...   [tags: Papers] 1104 words
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Paradise Lost; God As A Sadist - Humans, God's Ignorant Pawns; or, Satan, The Ultimate Scapegoat; or better yet, God the Definitive Sadist The basic Christian view of Milton's Paradise Lost is that a purely evil being, the anti-god if you will, Satan, is the cause of all of human downfall. Briefly the story goes like this, first God creates everything, but a rogue angel named Lucifer wants more out of existence so he attempt a coup d'etat of heaven. He fails, as he had no chance to begin with, as the Christian god is omnipotent....   [tags: John Milton] 932 words
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Nietzsche and the Death of God Theology - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was perhaps best known for pronouncing that “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him!” (Nietzsche, The Gay Science 388). Thinkers of the death of God theology of the American 1960s such as Thomas Altizer insisted that “we must recognize that the death of God is a historical event: God has died in our time, in our history, in our existence” (Christian Atheism 61). Although these two conceptions of the death of God differed, they had several aspects in common: they faced opposition, they thought religion was a product of human necessity, they acknowledged the importance of coexisting opposites, they expressed a certain humanism and interest in indi...   [tags: Religion Papers] 2138 words
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The Nature of God and Morality in The Bible - Religious texts have been one of the main sources for laws and social customs since the conception of organized religion. Each religious text provides its followers with a code of conduct they are expected to apply to themselves, their actions, and their institutions. This code of conduct applies to the individual, as well as to the government and society to within which the people exist, and ultimately defines what a "just society" is in the context of that religion. Using stories and proverbs this code of conduct, and thus "just society", is not only set, but also shown in examples....   [tags: Religion] 1391 words
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Discussion of the Existence of God - Discussion of the Existence of God There is a lot of argument about does God exist or not exist. It was long time every person wanted to prove the existence of God. Some people argued that God exist and proved by many philosophical theories or scientific basics and religion reasons. On the other hand, other people do not believe in God existence and they have based their proven by many theories and scientific points. Many people have tried to prove God's existence with rational argument....   [tags: Papers] 765 words
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Descartes Proof For The Existence Of God - Descartes Proof for the Existence of God The purpose of my essay will be to examine Descartes’ argument for the existence of God. First, I will review Descartes’ proof for the existence of God. Then I will examine the reasons that Descartes has for proving God’s existence. I will also discuss some consequences that appear as a result of God’s existence. Finally, I will point out some complications and problems that exist within the proof. The basic problem with most religions in the world has always been that they presuppose faith; that is one cannot be reasoned into believing in a religion, if such was not the case then we would have seen a huge migration to one religion or another....   [tags: essays research papers] 1539 words
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The Proof of the Existence of God - The Proof of the Existence of God There are many arguments that try to prove the existence of God. In this essay I will look at the ontological argument, the cosmological argument, empirical arguments such as the avoidance of error and the argument from design. There are many criticisms of each of these that would say the existence of God can’t be proven that are perhaps stronger than those saying it can be. The definition of God for which is being argued is the Christian God who has the qualities of being perfect and who created the universe....   [tags: Papers] 1421 words
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Beauty of God and the Holy Cross - Suppose that you were standing by a beach at sunset and you become deeply moved and utter the words, "This is beautiful, this is glorious." You are ultimately pleased by a feeling that we as a culture refer to this response as, beauty. A feeling that possesses an enormous power to touch us deeply while holding a tremendous potential to grip and transform us. For beauty stirs and satisfies our deepest longings as well as attracting us, provoking our adoration, and inviting us to adorn ourselves with its luster....   [tags: essays research papers] 1339 words
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Discussion of the Existence of God - Discussion of the Existence of God Lots of people around the world are confused about how it all actually began. A lot of people suggest that there is an immortal God who created everything including man and animals. In this essay I am going to discuss the different ways people have tried to prove God’s existence and the arguments which imply that there is no such being as God. Different people have different views on the existence of God. People who believe in a God that is all powerful (Omni Potent), all loving (Omni benevolent) and all knowing (Omni Siant) are called Theists....   [tags: Papers] 888 words
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Image Of God In The Bible - Representation of God in the Bible Throughout the Bible God can be represented in a number of different ways. In some chapters of the Bible God can be found to be a compassionate, loving God, who would do anything for his people. To contradict this, in other chapters of the Bible God can be found trying to instill fear into people so that they believe in him, or do what he wants of them. In both instances it shows how different God can be seen and why believers can have doubts about how God really is....   [tags: Religion] 1400 words
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Prayer and Existence of God Discussion - Prayer and Existence of God Discussion In order to answer this question in a balanced way, we need to look at the views of Christians and atheists, in terms of their beliefs about the existence of a god. It is impossible to prove whether or not there is a God. One argument for the existence of God is that the universe is so ordered and perfectly designed, it could not have happened by chance; there must have been a creator. This is known as the Teleological Theory or the “Design Argument”....   [tags: Free Essays] 387 words
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Arguments for the Existence for God - 1. The Cosmological Argument for the existence of God is based on the principle of cause and effect. What this basically means is that the universe was the effect of a cause, which was God. One of the oldest and most well known advocates of the Cosmological Argument was Thomas Aquinas who outlines his argument for the existence of God in his article entitled The Five Ways. The first way in his argument is deals with motion. Aquinas says that in order for something to be in motion something had to move it because it is impossible for something to move without the presence of some sort of outside force upon it....   [tags: Argumentative Religion Persuasive Essays] 1197 words
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God - God God is the supremely good Creator of good natures, and he is also the Creator of evil. God caused the devil to be evil. God foresaw the good, which he himself would bring out of his evil. God saw this was coming when he created him to be good, so when we turned bad God had arranged of him and how he would be make use of him. God knew how everything was going to turnout; he even saw man's evil. God knew that man will one day change and he foresaw the evil in him before it happened. He created man and the evil that was coming from it....   [tags: Papers] 331 words
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The nature of God and belief - a) Christians believe many different things about God’s nature; due to the huge spectrum of Christians that there are. However, as a general rule they perceive God as being one of the following four things: • Personal – where God is represented as a human being. Christians believe this because it means they can directly relate to Him through one-to-one means. There are variations within this also: Some say that this Personal God is one human being that is always there for everyone, others believe that He is a different being for each person....   [tags: essays research papers] 1019 words
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Proof Of The Exsistence of God - Proof Of The Exsistence of God Either God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle ground. Any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a "moot" question, for if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. If He does exist, then there is an eternal heaven to be gained (Hebrews 11:16) and an eternal Hell to be avoided (Revelation 21:8). The question for God's existence is an extremely important one....   [tags: essays research papers] 5940 words
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Definition Essay – Defining God - Definition Essay – Defining God The concept of God can be a difficult one to grasp especially in today's world - a world in which anyone that believes in God is trying to define exactly what God is. To even attempt to grasp such a concept, one must first recognize his own beliefs in respect to the following questions: Is God our creator. Is God omnipotent (all-powerful) or omniscient (all-knowing) or both. Does God care. Is God with us. Does God interfere with life on earth. These questions should be asked and carefully answered if one should truly wish to identify his specific beliefs in God's existence and persistence....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 396 words
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Enlightenment and the Death of God - Enlightenment and the Death of God Intellectual thought since Nietzsche has found itself one way or another addressing the death of God. Most of this thinking, however, has taken place from an atheistic starting point and has not considered its own presuppositions. It strives to find consistent outworking from these presuppositions and to eradicate the shadow of God carried over from the Enlightenment tradition because of its grounding in a theistic worldview. However, the outcome and implications of thinking after the death of God has been found hideous and many attempts have been made to transcend the absurdity there....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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Argument for the Existence of God - The following paper will provide a sound argument in favor of the existence of God. By demonstrating that an Atheist world cannot account for the preconditions of the laws of logic an Atheist cannot even account for a rational debate concerning the existence of God. “The impossibility of the contrary”, the best and only proof that the nesesary truth of the existence of God is his revelation of himself to us that makes it possible for us to use logic. This could be translated, using only nessesary truths, into the form of: L: (laws of logic) G: (God exists) if L entails G L ================ G Logic is “the laws of reasoning that God has es...   [tags: Religion, Theology] 309 words
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For God So Loved the World - For God So Loved the World Even though I was only a small child, I remember the cold, fall day that I accompanied my father to a nearby cemetery. As we stood above three tiny graves, I recall the tears streaming down my father’s face and the anguish in his eyes. My father was reluctant to explain why we were there for fear that I was just too young and innocent to understand the horrid circumstances involved. He didn’t have to explain. I knew exactly why we were there. Word had already spread at my elementary school that a woman in our community had murdered her three small children just days before....   [tags: Papers] 922 words
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Moral Argument for Existence of God - All moral arguments for the existence of God work on the principle that we all have a shared sense of morality. Despite cultural differences, broadly speaking, humans worldwide have a vague idea of what is right and what is wrong; a moral argument for the existence of God would say that this mutual understanding is proof of God's existence. Immanuel Kant put forward this argument (although, not a moral argument); God as the source of objective morality. Firstly, he addressed the categorical imperative; our own sense of duty, and that being moral was case of following this principle, for example, paying your debts....   [tags: Religion Argument Analysis] 1604 words
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Religion and the Existence of God - Religion and the Existence of God The existence of God has been questioned since the beginning of time. Religions thrived on answering the unanswerable questions of the universe and people were able to find solace in the answers. As science has expanded and been able to answer these questions with natural, as opposed to supernatural answers, many people stopped looking to God and religion for the causes of things and started looking towards science. God was dead, according to many scientists and people of all professions....   [tags: Papers] 766 words
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Evaluating the Arguments for God's Existence - Evaluating the Arguments for God's Existence No one can prove to anyone the existence of God, as in a mathematical proof. In my opinion the theory of reason is too limited to know anything beyond human experiences. Throughout history many rational arguments have been put forward but if you don’t believe in God, you never will. The cosmological argument is a classical argument for the existence of God. It is also referred to as the first cause argument. The argument is based upon the fact that there was a first cause behind the existence of the universe....   [tags: Papers] 563 words
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God - Anthropomorphism is defined as attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena. The Bible teaches many lessons for life, including how to be a good parent. In Genesis, the first book of The Bible, God is given human motivation, characteristics, and behaviors of a father. God sets rules and limits, he protects and provides for his people, and he punishes his people. In the beginning, God creates the world. He separates the dark from the light, the oceans from the dry lands; he creates all wildlife, animals and people....   [tags: essays research papers] 680 words
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god? - Many people have tried to prove through many ways that God exists. Anselm used the ontological argument, proposing that if God could be thought of and perceived, then God has to exist. At the center of the ontological argument is the idea or concept of existence. The Ontological argument is a group of different philosophers arguments for the existence of God. "Ontological" means talking about being and so in the Philosophy case, that being is the existence or being of God. The ontological argument differs from other arguments in favor of God because of the fact that it is an a priori deductive argument, a priori means that a person arguing this can reach a certain conclusion by th...   [tags: essays research papers] 964 words
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Comparing Theories of God's Existence - Comparing Theories of God's Existence Many different philosophers have their own theory on God's existence. They have their own thoughts of how they believe God is a cause. Such philosophers are Anslem, Spinoza, and Leibniz. . Anslem is a philosopher who used the ontological way of thinking to explain God's existence. The ontological thought process shows the existence and being of a thing. Anselm's argument is that God is "this being that so truly exists that it cannot be even thought not to exist" (p....   [tags: Papers] 655 words
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Evil and an STN God - Evil and an STN God The problem of evil makes theists discern a reason for an STN God to allow evil and suffering in the world. The basic setup for the problem of evil is that either a God who is all knowing, all powerful, wholly good, eternal, and creator of this universe but separate from it (STN) or evil exists. Atheists believe that since evil exists then there is no STN God. Theists branch into two categories, either believing in God, but not an STN God or believing that God has a reason for allowing evil into the world....   [tags: Philosophy of Religion Essays]
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Is God a Personal Being? - When speaking of God and all of his bounty, it seems as though one must not overlook the possibility of a personal being. The concept of God has always been synonymous with that of a person or personal being, dating back theistically. Philosophically, it is extremely difficult to decipher whether or not God actually possesses qualities, which would grant him personhood. God is established as a "being" who has complete knowledge of the world's composition and complete understanding of its laws, as well as, an awareness of everything and everyone....   [tags: Religion, Theology] 288 words
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THE CHRISTIAN CONCEPT OF GOD - THE CHRISTIAN CONCEPT OF GOD Christians claim that their concept of God is found in the Bible. Known as classical theism, this view of God has long been considered the orthodox theistic position of the Western world. Though there are numerous divine attributes that we could examine, for our present purposes it is sufficient to say that the God of classical theism is at least (1) personal and incorporeal (without physical parts), (2) the Creator and Sustainer of everything else that exists, (3) omnipotent (all-powerful), (4) omniscient (all-knowing), (5) omnipresent (everywhere present), (6) immutable (unchanging) and eternal, and (7) necessary and the only God....   [tags: essays research papers] 2237 words
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The Mystery of God's Existence - The Mystery of God's Existence The mystery of God's existence has been a crucial element of many religious studies and traditions. Who is God. What is God. Where is God. To effectively discuss the existence of God, it is necessary to illustrate the notion of faith. People of faith believe that God does exist, and that relationship with God gives meaning to their lives. Others who are skeptical point to God as an obsolete hope of an ignorant human race. People today live in a world distinguished by sophisticated technology in which modern science has been a strong agent in questioning the existence of God....   [tags: Papers] 454 words
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Understanding the Concept of God - Understanding the Concept of God As mere humans, we tend to forget things said as time goes by. Our own ability to keep promises that we make can weaken over time. This is not so with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This phrase, “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” embodies the concept of God as a covenant maker, and a covenant keeper....   [tags: Papers] 2085 words
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The God and Evil Problem - The God and Evil Problem A strong argument against the existence of a Christian God is contained in the theodicy problem. The existence of suffering is not compatible with an omniscient, omnipotent, omni benevolent superior being. An all-knowing being would be aware that suffering is and always will be in existence; an all-powerful being would be able to prevent suffering; and a perfectly good being would desire to end suffering. Many Christian thinkers have sought to justify this contradiction, and one of the most common counterarguments to the theodicy problem is contained in the free-will defense....   [tags: Religion Christianity Free Will Essays Papers]
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God And Future Of America - Expos Paper God is an all seeing, all hearing, and all knowing being that no one has really ever been in direct contact with. For skeptics that is enough to make an unbeliever, yet, with all of the resurrections, walking on water, and visions of the Virgin Mary crying something must be there. That something is the true dilemma. What exactly is God and what exactly does he want us do. Many have tried to analyze what the answers to these questions and most of them have received answers, it’s just that all the answers are different....   [tags: essays research papers] 1221 words
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Personal Narrative- Following God's Will - Personal Narrative- Following God's Will As James 2:26 tells us, faith without works is dead - part of living the Christian life is obeying God. God has given us many commands in His Word. Not only are there specific commands for all Christians, but God also promises to give Christians His Holy Spirit to guide us not only through various difficult experiences in our lives, but additionally in following God’s will. God has commanded that everyone love Him first and foremost, above all things. He is our reason for living; only His Grace can and does save us from Hell....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 806 words
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