All human beings seek to be rational in what they do. Yes, science does provide a method of justifying rationality but God is the other part of the spectrum that science cannot explain. God is also another figure that provides rationality to someone who does not understand science the only path to salvation and to rationality is through religion. If this form of God takes 1000 different shapes across many religions, it does not make God untrue, it is just a manifestation. The biggest contradictory idea against the motion would be that of whether God can be proven empirically.
Amanda Winn English 111 The Great Debate: Creation Versus Evolution Over the past four decades, one of the most controversial issues has been over evolution versus creationism. America has struggled with religious faith and its fondness for scientific progress. The consistent battle over whether evolution or creation should be taught in the classroom dates back to the eighteenth century and is still present today. A man named Charles Darwin was one of the first people to publish a theory about evolution. Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.
scared text, belief of God or supernatural person, sacred, moral codes Monotheistic Religions These religions believe in one divine power. Such as Christianity, Islam Polytheistic Religions These religions focus on a number of separate Gods. Such as Hinduism, Ancient Rome and Greece Religion and Science Science is based on evidence. Facts not opinions Scientist must ignore personal feelings and remain object al the time Scientists should be logical and rational. Science is ‘open’ –ideas are tested and proved if they are wrong – rejected – and other idea replaced Science and Religion Scientific ideas create problems for religion.
Also, many people do not believe in God. Jung himself countered this argument by stating that atheism itself is a religion. It seems that he will not allow anything to counter his ideas. If his theory is not open to falsification, some would argue that it is meaningless. • Jung’s idea of religious experience – Martin Buber argues that an experience which takes place in the mind, rather than externally to the individual, is not a religious experience.
It’s important to address this danger, and although faith can certainly create the benefits described in How God Changes Your Brain, it’s irresponsible to ignore that faith, being a psychological tool, can be used for both positive and negative means. A good part of How God Changes Your Brain is the author’s respect for people who do not share their beliefs. The book is more an explanation for why people like religion, rather than an argument for religion’s existence. Changes Your Brain doesn’t use literary prowess to emphasize a strong tone, but rather keeps a level and clear voice throughout the book, it has the opposite the tone of a preacher. I wish that the book addressed why some people firmly reject or accept faith, on a psychological basis.
Mayr (2000) begins by stating that many notions of biology in the last 150 years have been in opposition to popular belief. Those beliefs have ultimately been modified due almost entirely to the influential theories of Charles Darwin. Darwin’s first key influence, he claims, is the concept of evolution itself. At the time this notion was proposed, the majority of leading scientists and philosophers believed that the world as it existed now was the creation God, not the result of gradual natural forces. He goes on to say that branching evolution, a notion which suggests common decent, was also an alien concept at the time of proposition, as was the notion that evolution must be a gradual process with its fundamental mechanism being natural selection (Mayr, 2000).
Entwistle (2010) describes five models for integration: Enemies, Spies, Colonists, Neutral Parties, and Allies. Enemies believe, that faith and reason cannot be in agreement. Christian combatants believe that the Bible is the one truth while secular combatants believe science is the one truth. Spies do not accept the tenets of Christianity but see activities such as prayer or forgiveness as useful to the secular world. Colonists are religious advocates who engage the scientific community in an effort to convert others to their way of life.
Assess the view that science has replaced religion as the main ideology today Ideology is a set of ideas that legitimates the power of a particular group. Science explains the world with testable evidence and that evidence would legitimate the power of that group. As opposed to religion which is a shared set of views and looks up to a supernatural being and having answers for the creation of the world regarding these supernatural deities, and these answers would legitimate the power of a follower of that religion. Throughout the course of history, religion has played a huge part in terms of followers and people’s views of how the world is created. Mainly Christianity in pre industrial Britain and also after.
Science vs Bible Affirmation The theory of evolution was created by God. Genesis 1 describes all the physical events of creation (Gen 1:1-3). Genesis 2 looks back at the creation of humans more closely. “The astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world,” quoted from astrophysicist Robert Jastrow. The Bible is not a scientific book, yet not a soul is aware of any scientific evidence that contradicts the Bible.
When it come free will God cannot make anything happen but he can influence it to happen. Process theology believes that the world is not identical with God even though God contains the world; God is changeable because he owns a changeable universe and the final belief is that mankind is not immortal but they can be immortal in God (Grenz, Olson, 1992). The core of Tillich’s theology is reason, revelation, symbol and Being and God, existence of Christ. The final concepts of Tillich’s theology are life in the Spirit, history and the Kingdom. When these two theologies are dissected one will realize that they have some connections.