• The Theory of Archetypes - Geza Roheim argues that the theory of archetypes is unnecessary. As humans share the same experiences, such as dependence on parents, it is not surprising that they construct similar myths. Also, some religious myths come from the experiences of a particular community and so it seems unlikely that they are born out of an idea which is present in all humans. Therefore, it is argued that Jung is not justified in stating that there is an ‘instinct for God’ just because people believe in God. Also, many people do not believe in God.
According to him, there must be as much reality or perfection in the cause of anything as in the effect. Moreover, he believed that the notion of God represents something so ideal that he could not have been the cause of this idea. I believe that Descartes arguments are not really such convincing because of the following reasons which I would like to point out. We may all come to this point and consider that we all exist; however, it’s not completely true because Descartes had an idea of the perfect being in his mind, but I surely don't have such an idea. Now what am I to believe?
The curious incident of the dog in the night time is a story about a fifteen year old boy who finds a neighbours dog dead on the front lawn. Christopher, then embarks on a quest to find who killed the dog called Wellington. This book is very hard to understand as this book like the mind of Christopher, as he is has Asperger’s Syndrome. The writer Mark Haddon has written this book so Christopher is telling the reader the story. Even though it is hard to understand when you read further into it you begin to understand not only the story but also Christopher.
He also is still continuing to write this book, a dairy of his documentations exploring the murder of Mrs. Shears’ dog. Upon returning from school one day, he leaves the book on table and his father finds it. When his father reads the book and finds out that he had continued his search for the murderer of the dog, he confiscates the book. In a search for his book, Christopher finds letters addressed to his father, form his mother, who was supposedly dead. After reading the letters, he finds that his mother left his father with Mr. Shears, and that she has moved to London.
If God breaks this, then he is not being omnibenevolent (all good), which is another of his attributes. However lust is far from morally right, so God cannot experience it. Leading on from that, since God is confined to being morally perfect, he has no choice whether he is or not, he can’t be omnipotent. Another aspect of this argument is can God fear? We are either scared of the unknown (e.g death) or something more powerful than ourselves (e.g lions).
Evil is something caused by living things with free will which is intended to cause harm or misery to something or someone else, though different people have different views on what evil is. One argument is the atheist argument, and that God can’t exist if he allows evil. John Mill, an atheist philosopher, says that God can’t be real because if he was then he would not allow this much suffering to happen, especially to innocent people. Another non-religious view is that sometimes bad things happen, not because a ‘God’ has made it, but just because not everything that happens in the world is good. For example, there was a mini-bus crash where 12 children and a teacher were killed, and an atheist would say the mini-bus and lorry were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that it certainly did not have anything to do with God.
The citizens do not get the appropriate health care either because they do not have access to experienced doctor's from other countries. North Korea is another great example for why the United States should not follow the Monroe Doctrine. The United States does sometimes have moral obligation to help countries. If citizens see bad things happening in other countries and feel that the US should try to help, they will try
Parents and teachers can also be wrong (Earth being centre of universe/Whites being more supreme than blacks). People accept rather than question. When people accept their parents religion it was randomly selected so no one can be sure if it’s the right one. * Believing in a supreme being gives life a purpose or meaning Among religious people, this belief is popular. Life seems so hard or upsetting or boring that there must more to it like destiny.
Agnosticism is the purely epistemological stance that sufficient evidence does not exist for or against theism therefore the best stance on the argument is no stance at all. Combinations of these positions are possible due to their varying natures, but here only the argument between theism and atheism is examined more closely. The problem of evil is described and used to argue against the existence of God. Richard Swinburne’s solution to the problem of evil is explained and used to revise the original atheist’s argument from evil to its best, but still insufficient, form. Commonly, atheists hold the view that organized religions are corrupt and actually cause more harm than good.
Aquinas rejected univocal and equivocal language when talking about God. Religious language often attempts to describe the attributes or qualities of God. This is hard because God is generally not something we have direct experience of, whereas most of the things that language refers to are things that we can experience e.g. love, walking, hair. So when we say ’God is good’, we need to know that we are using ’good’ in that sentence.