The nature of God The factual nature of God (given that He exists as the First Cause) is at all times argued by most Christians. Moreover numerous questions arise on the nature of God. We all know that, at some point we will actually die; yet, we consistently refuse the causes operating within ourselves that looks into the real result of what comes after a person loses his or her life. It is far simpler for humankind to agree that, they will depart to a secure home in Heaven and will be pardoned all their sins by a supreme being, rather than to query on the existence of the extremely all-powerful being. Luckily, some of us usually query this existence and the development of humankind; in addition to, the spiritual lessons obtained from our mothers and fathers, community and religion.
Jennifer Sexton and Laura Finley, from an Ebsco host article made an excellent point and stated, “Religious believers argue that the presumption of God's existence is based on reason, and that the proof of God's existence is in the unanswered questions about the universe, which remain unaddressed by science” (Sexton). As Christians our world views should strongly relat... ... middle of paper ... ... to my understanding that the reason why most scientists have turned atheistic and secular is because they are not strong believers in God to begin with. The powerful observations made in the science world are indeed believable but as Christians we underlie God’s power that exhibits the results we see. Secular scientists don’t believe that God has that much power and that is why this great controversy continues today and will continue throughout our life. However as a High school biology teacher I will be forced to keep my faith and beliefs to myself and teach what I am required to.
But the most common answer you will receive is, “God exists because he has to exist.” They would argue that without God, nothing would exist, no us, no earth, no galaxy, no universe, nothing. Because how could anything besides God create such a perfect world. How could anything but a perfect being itself create something so perfect. And it can’t be just mere chance that this perfect world just happened to exist. So theologians would give reasons somewhat like this to prove that god exists because “God has to exists”.
The problem is, how do we know which one is right and which one is wrong? The honest answer to that is that there is no answer. Neither theory is 100 percent verifiable; each theory has a lack of evidence. And yet to this day people are so caught up in what they believe that the planet has trouble advancing in the study of how we came to be and there is a constant conflict between science and religion. The movie Contact by Robert Zemeckis solves the age-old conflict between Science and religion through the hero myth.
Philosophers, whether they are atheists, or believers have always been eager to discuss the existence of God. Some philosophers, such as St Thomas Aquinas, and St Anselm, believe that we have proven that God exists through our senses, logic, and experience. Others such as Soren Kierkegaard, and Holbach, feel that we will never have the answer to this question due to our human limitations, and reason. The believer tends to rely on faith for his belief, and claim they do not need proof in order to believe in the God's existence. The atheist however, tends to lean more towards common sense and reason, such as science, or the theory of evolution for an answer.
They think that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality. Paul Dirac, a physicist, once said: The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination. It is quite understandable why primitive people, who were so much more exposed to the overpowering forces of nature than we are today, should have personified these forces in fear and trembling. But nowadays, when we understand so many natural processes, we have no need for such solutions. Dirac, and those who think the same way, however, fails to consider the essential element that has caused many to misunderstand the relationship between physics and religion.
There always has been a misconception between theory of evolution and religion. Science (evolution) and religion are two diverse things. In science, evidence is used to prove your result or discovery, while religion deals with beliefs that are beyond the natural world meaning things that cannot be proven. People think that the only way is to choose either religion or evolution, which is the misconception. Of course, some religious beliefs contradict science, which makes people wonder whether religion and evolution can coexist.
For the sake of argument in a metaphysical sense, what if there were more than just one rea... ... middle of paper ... ...onditions: Since God is all-knowing, the multiverse can exist within God’s omniscience. God is not all-controlling, this allows mankind to have free will. The multiverse exist though human choices. My initial proposal to the argument of free will and omniscient was relied on necessary true, and this coincided with Nelson Pike’s explanation. This eventually leads to a fatalistic view that concludes no human actions are voluntary if one is believing in God.
In science we still have evidence and proof that can be backed up through their evidence and studies. Some religions don’t accept the fact that this earth was created through science and not the God, the all mighty. Religious people might take the stories that are told in their religion too literal. Galileo, a theist astronomer says, “…it may say things that are quite different from what its bare words signify.” The scriptures from one religion might say something that might be taken too literal while it really means something else. For
For an individual who claims to believe in a worldview based on self-reliance and science, this is completely contradictory. For example, with the same mindset and approach to arguments, an atheist should in turn abandon the evolutionary theory because it cannot be definitively proven. After viewing the presentation, there exist Christian refute the atheists’ rebuttals to these arguments. The Bible and knowledge of God and creation offers explanations for many o... ... middle of paper ... ...t bit. Atheist are not the only ones who are able to assert themselves rationally and find solutions to problems.