To those who doubt that assumption he tries to use God as an example of a deceiver, stating that God has the power to deceive our view of the world (reality). This doesn’t make sense to be because if God created us to live then why would he want to deceive us until we die? But then an idea comes to mind that maybe it could
The falsification principle was originally penned by Karl Popper and was later padded out by Anthony Flew. It is the idea that you cannot convert a religious beliver to not believing with empirical evidence and knowledge because they have a blik, or an unshakeable belief. A blik can occur within a person for many reasons; upbringing or a religious experience are just a couple of reasons. Where the verification principle failed, Popper and Flew stepped in to create a new challenge. Popper wrote the foundation of the principle, but flew went a bit further with it.
How God Exists in Descartes Meditations and His Relationship to Humanity Jennifer Jones October 27, 2011 In his Meditations, Descartes meditates on what he knows and how he knows them. He doubts his foundational beliefs to discover what he really knows and whether they are true or not. The principal source for knowledge of all those things Descartes has experienced in his world is the senses. However, Descartes realizes that he cannot trust his sense because they have deceived him before, for example things that look a certain way faraway look very different up close. Descartes concludes that the senses provide attributes of existence in the world that is being experienced, but he is looking for truth, one that cannot come in the physical world.
Some philosophers such as Aquinas believe that it is possible to talk meaningfully, truthfully and factually about God whereas others like Ayer believe this to be impossible. Philosophers have suggested that there are four ways that religious language might make truth claims about the reality of God and whether it can succeed in doing this – Via Negativa, Analogy, and Myth. The ‘via negativa’ or negative way is an attempt to prevent people from misrepresenting God. It claims that the only way we can talk about God is by saying what God is not. God is so beyond our ability to understand that the only way of seeing the reality of God is to continue saying what God is not, God is more than anything we can say of him.
Campbell is observed to constantly blaspheme God and I may not feel comfortable spending evening with him. Campbell embraces the trans-theological view of myths and opposes the mythic understanding of existence of an unidentifiable and undefined source of power. He rejects this mythical view since it somehow appreciates existence of God who is most supreme and not understandable by man.
The idea of this has partially to do with the fact that Sartre was an atheist. He did not believe that there was any higher power or God that put humans on Earth. Because of this, humans do not discover their meaning but rather create it themselves. This philosophy is a more optimistic philosophy regarding existentialism and is good to follow because it shows that human beings are able to get the meaning that they want out of their own life instead of following a meaning that has been forced upon them since before birth. It also lets humans be responsible for the decisions they make.
Religious experiences are nothing more than an illusion – discuss It is always fairly difficult to determine whether someone who has claimed to have had a religious experience is telling the truth or not. All sceptics say that the first step is to see if the person was intoxicated or mentally delusional in some way. This has been the case in most religious experience accounts, but not every single one. David Hulme decided that there were different types of religious experiences and he categorised them. The first is personal , this is when you and no one else has experienced God, the second is numinous, this is where you have a great feeling of relief or satisfaction with the presence of God over you.
He also refuses to own up to his actions and admit blame. Procter wants to overlook and hide the affair with Abigail. When Abigail reminds him of his sin, he denies it. "Abigail: Aye, but we did. Procter: Aye, but we did not."
Summary Permission to Believe by Lawrence Kelleman is intended to provide a few rational approaches to God’s existence. The author begins the book by saying that people cannot believe in God because their “intellects dont allow them to”. He then goes on to say that others believe in God for “irrational reasons ”and only believe because it is Thier faith. Chapter one discusses atheism and agnosticism, both of which do not believe in an Almighty. Chapter two begins with the moral approach to God’s existence.
Furthermore, private experiences are, ultimately, terribly subjective and will be dependent on a person’s religious stance or even their sobriety at the time of event. William James’ point regarding the experience to bring a positive outcome is puzzling if you examine the case of Abraham being told to execute his son; whilst God eventually told him not to proceed, the event would not have brought about a good disposition which goes against James’ criteria. Ultimately, I feel that these points alone prove that arguments for religious experience are