Wouldn’t that faith be stronger if you were to research on your own? We cannot deny the fact that the only reason gay marriage is illegal, is because most of our government stands on the fact that this is generally a Christian led nation. If we are a Democracy, and the people are behind the democratic government, then one can say we are indeed considered a “Christianity based” nation… not necessarily a Christian nation. I know what you’re thinking, this speech is turning into a religious debate… but face the facts – unless you are faithless, religion is what drives
Shane lives in poverty, chooses to spend his days with the poor, and ultimately serves his enemies. Whether Shane preaches that the Church has become apathetic and over politicized, he serves a purpose to change the way Christians think about their religion. Shane cannot be called a sideline spectator either, he walks the talk, Claiborne preaches in the city of Chicago, Philadelphia, in conventions, and in Iraq, risking his life. He absolutely has moral authority and credibility in his ideas and opinions. While I do not completely agree with his whole book, Shane Claiborne speaks some truths on many ugly topics of our society.
A Christian could just say you know this due to the way God made the earth and humans. A more intelligent designer. Functionalists say that religion gives the answers to people. Functionalists say that religion offers common beliefs and shared identities which binds people together in society. They say it is conservative and when a community is cooperating such as practising worship together in church it creates a social harmony among everybody.
He had many more points that just charity and consistency, and they were all very important, but I thought these two were the most interesting and most controversial within today’s society. Emerson’s view on anti-religion is also a strong subject that is viewed down upon by most people. Emerson felt the Christian religion dampened the spirit rather than bringing it up. Although Emerson was against religion in some ways, he still mentions God and a “higher power” throughout his essay, so it shows that he does believe in some form of higher power. Hitchens is very anti-religious and is a well-known atheist.
Young earth Old earth Liberty University Mr. David Gilhousen Jo Ann Head PHSC 210 Fall Introduction Knowledge of the past and present makeup of the universe solicits factorial seen evidence and faith based beliefs driven by scripture and belief systems. “Almost everyone living today takes for granted that the universe and earth are billions of years old. But that has not always been true and the number of people rejecting that idea today is increasing rapidly.” (Mortenson, 2003) Proving the existence or the non-existence of time creation is still relevant in today’s society. Scripture tells us but science shows us, accepting answers is primarily based on one’s belief system no
The genesis story alone supplies more than enough theoretical fuel to keep an atheist's argument burning. There are people who whole-heartedly believe that the earth was created in 7 days and that science is a lie created by “God” in order to test our faiths, that carbon dating providing evidence of the earth having existed for millions of years is simply trickery devised by “God” to separate those who should be allowed access to heaven and those who are damned to hell for an eternity of suffering. There are people who are strongly against the theory of evolution and they claim “But Evolution is only a theory.” which is true, it's only a theory. If the fact that it is merely a scientific theory automatically discredits it for them then perhaps it also applies to the scientific theory of gravity and they might just float away. A survey was conducted in America,
This is not so in other religions. Such religions as Hinduism for instance do not believe this. For everything you do wrong you will be punished. Christianity is slowly evolving and trying to become even more appealing to society, there are still many downfalls. Todays society is steadly envolving and the views on how the Universe works today is a total different story on how people thought it worked back then.
Page 62 of the article expresses that "most theists do not come to have faith in God as a premise for religious conviction, however come to religion as a consequence of different reasons and variables." However, he feels that to the extent confirmations serve theists, the three most usually acknowledged are the teleological, the
Christianity is faced with abortion because God doesn't make mistakes, but humans do. Other religions face the challenges of wanting to step out of their culture and seek the lord. Christians are also faced with many questions on how we know if God is real or not. Lastly, Christians would say that Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship and every non believer/belief believe that it is a religion. This movie takes the viewers through many challenges that young Christians face in society.
During the Middle Ages, and even during the Renaissance democracy did not exist. The Catholic Church had absolute power over the Government as well as society in general because of the fact that so many people had not much to look forward to but going to heaven. This gave the Church the most power to rule over it’s citizens because people were afraid that if they were to disobey the Church they would be excommunicated from the Church and ultimately would not be able to go to heaven. However, during part of the Renaissance, the values of people began to change. The views of people became more secular, and the focus of education was pretty much to make a well-rounded ideal citizen, which means instead of religion being the main focus, humanism began to be shown.