Like I said, God brings more to our lives than just a belief, but an ability to achieve a better one. And even if God is just an imaginary figure, he is an imaginary figure that brings hope and goodness to our lives, which we can never discount. Just because there is not evidence does not mean that is evidence he does not exist. I do not believe that people believe in god, just because they do believe that god exist, but because it gives them something that others cannot. It brings people together and gives people hope in the worst of times, and it can fill voids in peoples lives that are rather impossible to fill.
However, if a mind does not have control, then free will becomes attracted to our selfish desires. Reason enables man with the ability to decipher between what is wrong and right. Being that God created man as rational, autonomous beings, they are able to have control over worldly desires. However, God knew that by providing us with free will, we might not always find God’s law appealing and obey him. At times, man will reason to obey God willingly.
He is saying God is the supreme being and is treated as a primary idea. In addition, Anslem describes God as " truthful, happy and whatever it is better to be than not to be-for it is better to be just rather than unjust, and happy rather that unhappy"(861). This means that God represents everything that is good and real. However, we cant subject God to our thinking because he is greater than our thinking and stands apart from it. Anselm's ontological argument is how he explains God as a necessary cause.
I will then defend this argument which I feel supports that happiness is linked to God and why I believe it is a valid argument. In the Summa Contra Gentiles, Book III, Chapters 27 to 37, Thomas Aquinas in a very systematic fashion describes various pursuits of mankind that although they may be pleasurable they fail to meet the ultimate definition of happiness of which Aquinas speaks. He describes these various pursuits and then explains why they fail to meet the criteria required to be true happiness. To Aquinas the ultimate and most desirable kind of happiness is that which is found in the knowledge of God. These various pursuits’ progress from our most instinctive nature and progress towards more reason based assertions and pursuits.
Kant was a believer that only through utilizing the good will has the capacity of completing the categorical duties that make man to be good. Although Kant’s conception of the good will fought well against that of Aristotle conception of the virtuous person, Aristotle was clearly victorious. Such thoughts in regards to the highest good had to exclude the need of attaching human emotions and revealing man's inherent duty. Although happiness varies, duty always remains constant. Works Cited Kant, Immanuel, and James W. Ellington.
(“Ontological”) It shows that there is existence of God that is impeccable in every way, but it does not demonstrate much about the relationship of God and us. The rest of this argument shows us less about what God is and his attributes but how he relates to us. (“Existence...”... ... middle of paper ... ...things. That is the paramount point. It seems most plausible that moral conscience is the voice of God within the soul, because moral value subsists only on the caliber of persons, minds and wills.
Rarely in City of God is there a discussion that does not have divine elements or references, and his discussion of justice is no exception. For Augustine, justice seems to be the combination of two things: recognition by man of his place in the world below God, and strict (or as strict as possible by a mortal) observance of God’s laws. The second part is actually the easier one of the two to examine. Man is simply supposed to follow the teachings professed in Christianity’s religious texts to the best of his ability. The interpretation of the correct ways to follow those laws is another matter, but one that Augustine pays little attention to.
In the first chapter, Fretheim argues that the world as created by God was good, but with no absolute perfbctness, He supports his arguments by exploring the creation story, as recorded in the frrst and second chapters of book of Cenesis. According to him, God created a good world. However, thc creation did not achieve outright perfbotness, in terms ol orderliness (Frcthcim, 2010). Adranacus 2 Hence, it is still undergoing the process of crc... ... middle of paper ... ...some disasters and suffbring are worsened by people's sin. God is also takes part in suffering even as he continues to heal the creation.
Furthermore, this quality exists separately from the gods, meaning that if there were no gods the pious would still be pious. On the contrary, the latter implies everything that is righteous is only so because the god 's love it. In other words, the gods decide what is pious and unpious. After much reasoning Euthyphro concludes the pious is loved by the gods because it is pious (10d).