The need for a such a deity is seen as a messenger. A trickster can also be either a creator or a destroyer, also a repulsive liar, and selfish. The need for this spirit is really for the enjoyment of the stories told because they are entertaining. Believing in a certain type of religion or faith will bring a variety of all kinds of stories and testaments you read. Polytheistic and monotheistic is just a few examples of a belief and it brings along many stories like the
Ammirus was an iconoclast who publicly expressed atheistic views and abolitionist beliefs which deeply influenced and had a lasting impact on the young Clarence Darrow. Clarence would early on learn to be an iconoclast and even relish the role of the person who would upset conventional society. The legacy of Ammirus would lead Darrow to reject the majority stance on many issues and to defy conventional religious views that were much more prominent Darrow’s views on religion changed, he said; ‘I am an Agnostic because I am not afraid to think. I am not afraid of any god in the universe who would send me or any other man or woman to hell. If there were such a being, he would not be a god; he would
someone with absolute authority, power and will. Historically we know that Ozymandias (Ramses II) claimed to be God. The Holy Quraan also mentions Ozymandias’ claim to be God over his people (Ch79:24, Saheeh International). Islamically the title of King of Kings is reserved for God Almighty alone. Thus we can see that his arrogance and ego reached such a level that he thought of himself as god and forgot that he was a mere mortal.
All types of evil have the potential to cause contradiction between reality and the established conception of a personal God. In the following I will examine the problem of evil and attempt to establish why the presence of evil is the most potent argument against theism. The classical notion of a monotheistic God ascribes certain divine qualities to Him and I will proceed with the assumption that he possesses these qualities. God is conceived as an ultimate perfectly good being, with the unique characteristics of omnipotence and omniscience. God is the knower of all things past and present and has the divine power to do anything.
Depend on God Completely (p. 63). c. Exalt God as Your Only Audience and Judge (p. 65). d. Be Aware That God is Watching you (p. 65). e. All of the above 30. "If Satan had a formula for self-worth he would love you to buy into, it would be: a.
This being would be omnipotent or all-powerful, he would be omniscient or all knowing, he would be omnibenevolent or all good, and finally he would be omnipresent or everywhere you could imagine. By definition then if all of these factors make up God then evil will not and cannot exist. Alas there is evil in this world we live in from minor evils like cheating on a test to major evils such as murder and terrorism. A God who is omnipotent has the power to stop all evil from even being conceived. A God who is omniscient would know everyway evil could come into existence and would know how to stop every form of these evils.
These things serve a multitude of purposes individually, eventually adding up to the universe which serves all of these purposes indiscriminately, so how can we compare it to a single-purposed object like a watch? This is an illogical comparison. There is no clear evidence to support this claim and it falls into the trap of religious bias. I think people would like to believe that the universe has a purpose only because it is one of the many comforting notions of religious belief. Religion is defined as
Religion at that time was very important, where they very much believed that hell was real. So if someone were to take revenge, people believed that they would be dammed by God, and go to hell. However, many people would have been aware of the ancient Greek Gods stories, about how they “had wrested divine power from older, more primitive deities,” where they believed in free will/ free choice. So there had always been a constant tension between the two contemporary attitudes towards revenge, the teaching of Christianity, where they believed in “turning the other cheek” and saying that vengeance is God’s prerogative, and the classical Greek, saying of “justice with vengeance,” where they believe in “Necessity” to take
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.
Organized religion has idolized it’s founders (and sometimes it’s leaders) in way that makes them untouchable. We are repeatedly told of our imperfections, yet it’s done so often that we are pushed in a never ending cycle of “sinfulness”. In other words, trying to act like Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, MLK jr., or anyone else is sometimes viewed negatively in society. What people need to realize is that anyone can do good acts just like these founders and leaders WANTED us to do. So if you keep saying, “Oh i’m a sinner, I’m a sinner..