As Mortimer puts it, things are right “because God commands it”(Mortimer 3). The value of right and wrong come from the words of God, not because they are intrinsically good themselves. If morals were intrinsically good or bad without God, then they would have had to exist before God. This would not hold up with the Divine Command Theory because in paragraph 3, Mortimer conveys that God was to exist first and is the source and creator of all. Creation of everything would include both moral truths and their morality.
Human beliefs are contingent true, because it could happen to be true and it could also have been false. Divine beliefs are necessary truth, by denying it, it will create a contradiction. Therefore, as logic dictates, my first proposition is if one believes in God, then no human action will be voluntary. However, noted that God is all-knowing, but it doesn’t mean God is all-controlling. 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.
What if we are just dreaming? We can’t see or physically touch God so how can we even know he exists? Thirdly, one could argue that if God was so benevolent and omniscient why would he give us the faculty of will. If God knows everything then why does he give us the free will to make incorrect choices? Additionally, God is seen as someone who is perfect and the epitome of Goodness then why is he letting all this bloodshed and war continue in the world?
It also includes the principle of sufficient reason which states that there must be an answer to general questions about why things exist and sometimes that anything at all is positive. Aquinas starts his own validation of God ironically by bringing about two objections to his own notion. The first is that he says if it did exist as it is described to be, then there would be no evil and since there is clearly evil in the world, God doesn’t exist. The second objection he brings ab... ... middle of paper ... ...t as well. Hume offers that although it seems like there can’t be an infinite line of causes, if you look at the whole and realize that each connection is “like the uniting of several distinct counties into one whole kingdom.” This connection is simply an act of the mind and doesn’t then need an originator because it is a circular loop instead of a straight line.
Evolution of Darwin and christianity These days , a number of the view that the theory of evolution as formulated by Charles Darwin is not against religion . There also was not convinced that the theory of evolution but still also contribute in teaching and redistribute it . This would not have happened if they really understand the theory. This is due to the inability to understand the dogma of Darwinism , including the views of the most dangerous of these theories are indoctrinated to the society . Therefore , for those who believe in the existence of God as the sole creator of living beings , but at the same time the view that " God created a variety of living things through evolution , " let relearn basic dogma of the theory.
He tries to expla... ... middle of paper ... ... Through the philosopher’s arguments covered in this paper, there is legitimate proof for and against the existence of God. In my opinion, a God can only exist if one wants Him to. Although one can always rely on he arguments to help support his views. If one does not truly believe that a God exists he can find another argument to support God’s non-existence.
You can say the same about the universe. We may have never seen the universe being created, or the being that created it, and we may not be able to create a universe ourselves but the universe does exist. He further states in his arguments that even though the watch has no proof of an ingenious plan, it does have a motive to make a person think so. Meaning that even if the universe had no proof of being created, it is only apparent that it was created by God for a purpose. So through teleological, cosmological, and ontological arguments as well as deism and theism.
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.
The reasoning for that is because God created humans under his likeness. What the church is saying about mankind contradicts with the scientific evidence scientists have found on human evolution. By analyzing the different scientific approaches, one will be able to grasp a clear understanding that the theory of evolution by natural selection conflicts with the Judeo-Christian worldview of God as creator. Before Darwin, the complexity of organisms was recognized as creation by God. The Judeo-Christian basis argues that in order for one to acknowledge there is a creator and that the bible is true is a much deeper substance than simply claiming a theory.
The ontological argument argues that if you understand what it means to talk about God, you will see His existence is necessarily true. Anselm defined God as 'that than which nothing greater can be conceived', hence God must exist. Anselm also believed that even atheist had a definition for God even just to disregard his existence; hence God exists in the mind. Anselm said this is so because that which exists in reality is greater than that which exists purely in the mind. In the words of Anselm, "Therefore, Lord, not only are You that than which nothing greater can be conceived but you are also something greater than can be conceived.