Modern Christians believe that this one god handmade all of the earth and the people in it. Gnostics, however, believe that there are two different Gods. Some Gnostics say that there is a Creator God of the Old Testament who is mean and hateful and full of wrath, and then they say there is the New Testament God who is kind and forgiving (28). Orthodox Christians will argue that there is only one God who brings both joy and pain, but those who believe in the gnostic gospels wonder why such a nice god would create such a terrible world for all humans to live in. To them, if there is a good side to the world and a bad side to the world, then there must be two gods to keep track of it all.
Science vs. Creationism Knowing how long the debate was I started watching about thirty minutes in thinking that they would be in the middle of an argument already. Where I jumped in, Bill was addressing Ken’s claim that God had created a great flood that wiped out all of the earth except for Noah and his ark. Nye at first supported his claim that such a flood was not provable with modern science. He seemed to be using rational arguments to prove to the audience that Ken was wrong because of so and so, etc. Soon his agenda changed.
Newton also changed the way we, even today, look at physics. Because of Newton, we learned that the reason that the planets all stay in perfect rotation with one another and not just going around everywhere is because of gravity pulling on them (Kagan, Ozment, and Turner 272-351). What did both the Protestant Reformation and the Scientific Revolution have in common? They both went against the church. The Roman Catholic Church didn’t want people to use science to explain things in the universe because it went against what they believe God did.
Another noteworthy individual is Albert Einstein who was a great physicist but viciously attacked for his beliefs and even had his life threatened for believing in God. On a professional level, he was ridiculed in published articles and attacked in public speeches. 4 One famous quote of Albert Einstein is, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” While this paper is not focused on the history of each topic, it is significant to show how Christians were treated by the secular world. I believe the Christian response to Physics should follow suit to those great Christian predecessors in that the secular world cannot take away your achievements, knowledge or dignity for standing firm in the beliefs in which you base
The film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, directed by Nathan Frankowski is a documentary movie that states the controversy between the explanations given by Intelligence Design, and the ones considered by science. In this film, the theory of evolution originated by Charles Darwin is the disagreement between these both sides. Evolutionary theory is believed by scientists as the explanation for the existence of life; while the idea of a superior entity that created life is sustained by a significant group of the Academia. In addition to this, the movie shows the cases of several scientists who were disqualified because they thought differently from the scientific mainstream. Because there is a lack of answers and explanations that science does not have, it is expectable that the idea of a superior entity would fill that blank.
These questions were asked by a man called Epuicurus, who lived between 341BC and 270BC, yet they still have not been answered. I feel this is the perfect example that God does not exist because if God truly existed he would make it possible, especially for those who are skeptical, either by demonstration or by sound logical argument. He would know exactly what it would take to “open the heart” of every non-believer. Yet for more than two millennia the greatest philosophical and scientific minds of humanity - presumably inspired by God - have offered nothing more than circular and illogical arguments. Furthermore he is completely illogical.
The tittle of the book is “Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief.” The author of the book is written by Huston Smith who is Huston Smith believes that scientism has infiltrated every aspect of modern society, from the media to the law to academia. By spreading their blinkered belief that science is the most reliable, if not the only, road to knowledge of the world, arrogant materialist scientists have abused the respect granted to them. Theology has been unfairly maligned. “My shelf of books on science for the laity,” he writes, “is as long as my shelves on each of the major world religions, but I will be very much surprised if you can say as much from your side. (p. 273)” Since Smith argues that he has
Good people have doubts, and this is not a felony. You become more conscious about life and the decisions you make for your own life . Lane’s problem is human, and his faith to his religion is his way to govern it, but in the end his heart takes over and leads him into the light, where he finds the
Voltaire was a leader in the Enlightenment Era. He thought the established religion, Christianity, to be a total hypocrisy after witnessing the many wars and deaths in the name of religious tradition. A rational religion based on inate morality from the natural laws of God and reason was Voltaire's premise. Einstein furthered the cause from a reason to a science and presented facts and theories as his defense. This same reliance on the scientific community opened the door for the invention of the atomic bomb which led him to a higher moral dilemma.
This means justice is love distributed but can’t be separated from each other. Fletcher writes, ‘Justice is Christian love using its head, calculating it’s duties, obligations, opportunities and reasons. Justice is love coping with situations, where distribution is called for, ‘For’ justice is love at work in the whole community, for the whole community. Fletcher’s fourth fundamental principle is “Love wills the neighbours well, whether we like him or not’. This relates to the love that Fletcher is concerned about isn’t a matter of feeling, but of attitude of the will towards the other person and desire for the good of other people.