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    Can Religion Make You Happy?

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    “If Religion Makes People Happy, Why Are So Many Dropping Out?” -- Louis Tay and David G. Meyers. Throughout history, religion has helped form the basic fabric of society. From an early age, religion provided the answers to any unexplainable natural phenomena. The question of why the world worked in a particular way was easily answered with “because [name of deity] made it that way.” Religion was everywhere; everyone had their own ideas about how the world worked and what their role was in

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    Mackie in his paper Evil and Omnipotence, constructs an argument against the idea of the possibility of a God existing that has the characteristics laid out by the main religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. These characteristics include that God is omnipotent, or He is capable of stopping evil, and omni benevolent, or He wants to eliminate evil and He is entirely good. Mackie systematically goes through his logical thought process as well as his response to any type of criticism or alternative

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    Religion and the existence of God is a topic that has been questioned, challenged, rebuked, ridiculed and researched for many years. Just speaking of it has caused specific banning’s in school and even physical abuse for those who dare to talk about it. With such a hot topic, one surely wonders if God does exist. For those that say he doesn’t, they want facts and evidence to back it up. For those who do believe, the facts speak for themselves through the Bible, nature itself and of course, man. But

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    The Problem of Evil

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    that our individual efforts may hardly seem adequate. One man can only achieve so much and yet, if only for the sake of generations to come, mankind simply cannot refuse the struggle. BIBLIOGRAPHY Hick, J. (2001) Dialogues in the Philosophy of Religion (Palgrave, p. 9.) Hick, J. (1966) Evil and the God of Love, Macmillan. Mackie, J. L. (1955) Evil and Omnipotence, Mind 64, pp200-212. Romans 8:20

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    Faith Or Reason?

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    only a few men would know and understand this, so it is necessary that all men know this through Divine Revelation and faith. In a personal point of view, I see this interpretation the same way that I see all explanantions of religious beliefs. Religion, in my definition, is a simple way to attain the answers to the mystery ... ... middle of paper ... ...roofs of God’s existence are basically the same in that they are all, essentially, examples of cause and effect. This cause and effect does

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    King versus McCloskey: Does God Exist?

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    as to whether they can be accurately proven to be real. Additionally, McCloskey claims that since the universe exists that there cannot be a being who created it (On Being an Atheist, 1968, p. 51). C. Stephen Evans and R. Zachary Manis in Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith suggest, when discussing the non-temporal form of the cosmologica... ... middle of paper ... ...iefs of an Intelligent Designer, but gives weak examples and the use of “proofs” to try to show atheism is the way to

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    The Divine Problem

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    If God is so great, then why is the world he has created considered gruesome by some individuals? The Lord is meant to be a being of puirty and morality, the epritome of goodness according to most, if not all religions and spirtual belivers.However, the question is that why does he allow such horrific acts of crime and misjudgment to be taken place in the world he suposeduly created? It could argued that more people have abandoned their faith because of the problem of evil than for any other reason

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    disasters from erupting as they cause life to undergo suffering. Likewise, capable of preventing human suffering from natural disasters, i.e. saving people from hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes etc… 3.2 Second reply to the first reply: Under all religions there are common attributes associated with god. God is known to be all good (omnibenevolent), all powerful (omnipotent) and all knowing (omniscient), which together form t... ... middle of paper ... ...t have allowed it. Conclusion: In relation

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    The big question: Why the world Exists

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    The big question: Why the world Exists Jim Holt likes asking questions, rather big ones. In the book, 'Why does the world exist?', he takes on one of the biggest questions in his conversation with scientists and theologists. Jim Holt raises the central question Why is there something rather than nothing. He questions the origin of everything in this book. In the book, Jim Holt, himself wants to know how nothingness, a state in which nothing exists, gives rise to the universe in which all things

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    by a standard of faith. It is unnecessary to live by the arguments or proofs because they do not play the role in believing in God. In McCloskey’s article he refers that theist do not come to God for the basis of having a religious faith but allow religion to feel the void of other

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