Permission To Believe

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Summary Permission to Believe by Lawrence Kelleman is intended to provide a few rational approaches to God’s existence. The author begins the book by saying that people cannot believe in God because their “intellects dont allow them to”. He then goes on to say that others believe in God for “irrational reasons ”and only believe because it is Thier faith. Chapter one discusses atheism and agnosticism, both of which do not believe in an Almighty. Chapter two begins with the moral approach to God’s existence. The author talk about human values and goes into detail about why “murder is always wrong”. The following chapter touches on the cosmological approach of God and that the universe is continuously expanding. “No process can go on forever... It exploded before and sometime it will explode for a last time. Which means that sometime it exploded for the first time. Again we must explain the force that brought the universe into existence and what caused the first Big Bang”. The Third approach goes into detail about the accuracy of the human body and DNA. “The capacity of DNA to store information vastly exceeds that of any other system... The information needed to create an organism so complex as man weighs less than a few thousand millionths of a gram”. The final approach disproves the theory of evolution completely. “Hoyle added that it was more likely (for a specific protein necessary for life to develop) that a tornado sweeping through a junkyard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein. The book ends by giving the reader “permission to
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