On one hand you have the philosophers who believe you can speak and write about God, because God is reality. On the other hand, are the Logical Positivists who claim that statements about God have no meaning because they don’t relate to anything that is real. There are a number of philosophers who claimed to have proven conclusively that religious language is meaningful, for example Aquinas’ theory of analogy. An analogy is an attempt to explain the meaning of something which is difficult to understand and forming relations through attributes or relations that are similar. Aquinas rejected univocal and equivocal language when talking about God.
In Silent Spring, Rachel Carson uses the apocalypse trope, logos, and ethos to grab the general public’s attention and to inspire the necessity for changing the way the environment is treated by mankind. The apocalypse trope is implored right from the beginning before Carson even starts writing. She dedicates the book to Albert Schweitzer who said, “Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.” This quote gets the reader thinking before they have even turned to page one. In Ecocriticism, Thompson writes that in the apocalypse trope “violent and grotesque images are juxtaposed with glimpses of a world transformed” (Garrard 86).
Explain Scinetific views on the origin and the end of the universe. The most prevalent theory amongst scientists for the beginning of the universe is the big bang theory. This theory states that the universe rapidly expanded from a singular form of energy around 15 billion years ago and the universe is still expanding now, but at a much slower rate. The universe expanding is often likened to spots on an inflating balloon, when the balloon is stretched the spots on it expand, similar to the universe. The theory was first proposed by a Belgian priest and scientist Georges Lemaitre in the 1920’s.
P3: It is possible to have an experience of God. C: Therefore God must exist. This shows the inductive nature of the argument as well as the synthetic experiences it is based on. As Swinburne's proof of god through religious experience shows, there is a logical thought process that can systematically prove the existence of god if these premises are agreed upon. Some philosophers such as Ayer argue that experience cannot provide a stable base for the indication of reality because it is the interpretation of the experience that we are hearing for the experiencer, therefore we can never have concrete evidence that that is how the experience occurred.
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.
Argument for the Existence of God Based on Evil In the following essay, I will start by outlining the argument against the existence of God based on the existence of evil. I will then follow up by defining any relevant terms and assumptions. I will then proceed with my attack on this argument against the existence of God by rejecting the second premise, which states: that if an all-PKG being existed, there would be no evil. Finally, I will state any objections to my argument. This essay concerns itself with proving that God does not exist, however my personal belief is that God does exist.
Since we know evil and suffering is a necessary bi-product of human life, we must acknowledge that evil does exist. This proves problematic as it then brings into question the traditional theist’s view of God. However, no traditional theist would accept Hume’s conclusions because it denies God of His perfection. There are ways of sidestepping this issue such as, atheism, deism and polytheism, but none are accepted by traditional theists, and are therefore not a true solution to the problem. A theodicy is seen as a true solution as it defends God’s nature in the face of evil and suffering.
The author also uses a metaphor to describe God's wrath like great waters that "increase more and more and rise higher and higher until an outlet is givven." Edwards uses repetition of the words "higher" and "more", which give this phrase a pwerful connotation. The author's reason for repeating such words is to show how dominant God is and how much power he truly contains. Jonathan Edwards purpose for using such mighty metaphors is to show how strong God is and how easy it is for him to send people to hell. Back in his era, the author's story and use of metaphors impacted his audience
DB Forum Module 4 The Gospel Message 1. In our culture the gospel message is often perceived as just another path that leads to God. People often reject the gospel message because they feel like it does not include everyone. Therefore, if everyone cannot be included then the gospel message has to compromise or it may not be accepted. That thought pattern is rooted in sin and rebellion because the gospel message is centered on repentance of sin and accepting Jesus as Lord.
Space has thousands of millions unexplored galaxies that could have the resources that we need to survive. Just imagine a planet full of water or coal Space Technology is the answer to our survival. 2, When NASA travels to space, we always get way more back then we put in and not just in dollars and cents. There have been many arguments towards wasting too much money on space technology when we should be spending it here on Earth. Why?