In order to define the Christian faith, one must obviously start with the premise that there is a God! Humans cannot understand God in totality, but we can have a solid beginning point for understanding who God is and what God is doing in our lives. Many people do not believe in God; however there is evidence that God does exist but also believing in God improves a person’s life. It is hard nowadays to believe if God exist from history, science, personal experience and philosophy. Ontological argument is defined as one of a category of philosophical arguments for the existence of God using ontology.
and infinite life question, they’ve found many different answers from different religious perspectives which confuses them. No matter how many proof there is of anything’s existence, it’s the people’s choice whether to believe in it or not, if they decide to believe in what they view proof of, then they become believers, if they decide to deny the proof , they become non-believers , but denying the proof shown of something’s existence does not make it disappear.
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.
Some people search for eternal peace through the beliefs in God; but this is an impossible belief because of the chances, the plausibility, and because of science. ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS God generally refers to one supreme, holy, personal being,. The divine unity of ultimate good-ness and of ultimate reality. St. Anselm of Canterbury developed what we have learned to be the ontological argument. He began his argument by saying that even a fool can grasp or understand the concept of "a being than of which nothing greater can be conceived."
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.
Since the beginning of mankind religion has always been an issue at the forefront of almost every society and has long been a controversial topic. Since people started to truly think about philosophy there have also always been philosophers trying to prove or disprove God’s existence by using their own brand of argument. It is almost impossible to make a foolproof argument regardless of which side you choose, which is why almost every generation or time period has their own counter to the previous example. Although there are intelligent viewpoints on both sides of the idea that will be analyzed, I don’t believe that any one yet has proven with a completely intellectually sound argument that God exists as he has been described. The last part about the exact parameters of God is exactly what makes this concept of God so hard to prove.
Theists would argue that God does exist and there is good reason to think that he exists. Agnostics, Atheists, and Fideists, on the other hand would argue that there is no good reason to think that God exists. For some people they have no doubt that God exists. They are convinced by experiences, theories, or just their faith alone, that God exists while others are not so easily convinced on the existence of a perfect being that creates everything and keeps the world in working order. According to the people that believe that God exists, God is a perfect being that has these three attributes: omniscience, omnipotence, and omnibenevolent, or all knowing, all powerful, and completely morally good.
If we can find meaning in things that cannot be verified by empirical evidence then it may well be possible to experience God and use these experiences to prove gods nature and existence. Experiences of god are not regular and universal like ordinary experiences. Religious experiences often accompanies existing belief i.e. takes place with those who are already believers. God is believed first via faith which means that by having a basic framework it'll make you accept religious experiences.
God is the almighty, the creator of everything and without him there would be no world and no us. But many people seem to question if He really exist. In the world there are many streams of philosophy that have argued the existence of God, Platonism, naturalism, Aristotelianism, realism, empiricism, and rationalism they have even tried to convince nonbelievers about the defensibility and validity of God. But regardless of the findings it has always been an individual’s choice of what to believe and who to believe in. There has also been a perception about a greater power that has many searching for proof.
Generally saying, this is a circular argument that cannot be used as a proof. We would all like to believe that we believe in God and our given religion because of faith. But what is faith? And how can a Jew, a Christian or a Muslim all have the same certainty about their given religions without being in any doubt of their minds as to the certainty of their religions and faith. Descartes set out to build a set of arguments designed to prove God’s existence.