Commonly, atheists hold the view that organized religions are corrupt and actually cause more harm than good. Contempt for organized religion is not, however, grounds for calling oneself an atheist. An atheist is someone who has considered all sides of the argument and come to the conclusion that God does not exist, not due to opinions on organized religion, but on the actual facts and arguments of the discussion. A
• 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.
The God and the Goddess Wicca is a Polytheistic religion, they believe in a God and a Goddess, for the most part. Some Celtic Wiccans believe in more then to, but it tends to varies from person to person, since Wicca is a very open religion in beliefs. But we will be focusing on the God and Goddess. The Creation Wicca has no specific creation story, but they do have main points about how it happened. It is believed that the goddess and god did not create the universe, but the universe (which is not personified in any way) created the goddess and god.
Responding to an Atheistic View A.W. Tozer once said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us”. In the his article, On Being an Atheist, H.J. McCloskey leaves little doubt of what enters his mind when he thinks about God. He argues that there are no real reasons to believe in God and takes the approach of dissecting several arguments used by both sides of the spectrum.
Response to Being an Atheist Christina Yarbrough PHIL 210 Liberty University H.J McCloskey wrote an article entitled “On Being an Atheist” which dealt with the atheist approach to the cosmological and teleological approaches and the problem of evil. He calls his view of the arguments proofs, as he feels that the arguments offer no proof for the existence of God. He believes that atheism is a more comfortable way to believe than that of theism and that those who believe in theism should be upset just because they believe in God. I believe that McCloskey has a fallacy in his arguments and that the existence of God can not be proven through any one argument, and that all we can do is defend our beliefs within the realm of our own understanding. McCloskey is reminding atheists the ways theists argue for their belief in God.
The other two goddesses were Vesta and Minerva (149). Although Diana was a huntress, she was also the nurturer of children and the weak (Marks 2). Although she protected living creatures, her greatest devotion in life was to her mother. Her mother was one of Jupiter's many lovers, and when it was found that she was with child, Jupiter's wife, Juno, did everything in her power to stop her from conceiving. When the time came, and Juno could no longer prevent the pregnancy, Diana was born.
Response to an Atheist In the article “On Being an Atheist”, H.J. McCloskey tells his readers that his intent is to remind his fellow atheist of the inadequacies of which theist base their beliefs in God upon, why atheist don’t believe there’s a God, why atheism is a much more comfortable belief than theism, and why theist should be miserable just because they’re theist. McCloskey opens his discourse directing our attention at the so-called “proofs” a theist has for their theism. The problem with this is that he doesn’t clarify what he means by “proofs”. The lack of clarification for the term “proofs” does a disservice to McCloskey’s opening.
Whereas theological and philosophical investigation has been an occupation for an intellectual elite, the popular religion has often tended to look for myths as a source of inspiration. It is given though, that the biblical account of creation in Gen. 1 is widely different from creation myths of the ancient Near Eastern world. The first verse is totally devoid of myth, stating the simple fact that God has created the heaven and the earth. The second verse is, surprisingly enough, perhaps the most mythical in the whole creation account. A number of primeval elements are introduced: tohu and bohu, usually translated as unformed and void; darkness; water; wind or spirit of God; an abyss.
There are many reasons for why Christians believe in God. Firstly, some Christians believe that the Bible itself is from God, from himself and it is the revealed word of God. Christians believe that what is in the Bible must be true as it is there in the first place. Some, Christians are literalists who take what is in the Bible word for word, however, some are liberalists and understand what is in the Bible as a metaphor, however, still proves that God exists. Additionally, some Christians believe in the ontological argument by St Anselm, which suggests that God cannot not exist and so that it is logical to believe.
E) It is important for Christians to believe in miracles discuss this statement. I believe it is important for Christians to believe in miracles because in the Bible many miracles are mentioned and by a Christian disagreeing with this they’re denying a part of their faith and so if a Christian did not agree that miracles exist how is it that they can claim they are a Christian? Christians most of the time would never disagree with the existence of miracles because for example, many people claimed that Jesus was not the Messiah or Son of God and therefore the only real proof Jesus had was that he performed miracles and by denying that miracles actually happened then you are in theory denying that Jesus was the Messiah. That is why, in my opinion it is essential for Christians to believe in Miracles otherwise they are practically denying half of there faith and the thing that separates Christianity from Judaism. Christians could argue that they believe Jesus was still the Messiah and everything he stood for is what they believe in but maybe the authenticity of miracles today can be questioned as there is no Jesus around to prove them being performed by a Deity just as the definition says there should be.