Our basic understanding of language doesn’t necessarily apply to religion and we see this clearly throughout Hick’s article. For example one might say “ Our God is a loving God”. As Hicks states God has no logical existence or bodily presence in which to express love. Love as we understand it is acted upon. It begins with being felt on the inside deep within our very being is acted upon externally through the use of our bodies and our minds.
On the other hand, Boethius also states that humans do not have free will. If God is omniscient then he already knows all of our choices, past, present and future regardless of whether we have even thought about them yet. This concept would suggest that human’s do not have a choice in their actions or the consequences of them, as, as some philosophers believes out future has already been predetermined. If this is correct and humans have no control over their actions then it would be wrong and unfair for God to punish someone, who had no choice but to do what God had already predetermined. If the Calvinist approach to predestination is true then there would be no need to hope of pray for anything as you cannot change your position, and God has already chosen who he will save before you are born.
Equally crucial to the symbolic meaning of the novel is the namelessness of the protagonists and other characters; the only named character’s name Ely was revealed as not being his real name. The non-mention of the catastrophic event that caused the devastation and the lack of a specific name for the location of the events in the novel is equally symbolic. There is also the religious motif evident in the number of reference made to God in the novel. Also, the peculiarity of the narrative style, structure and language use is relevant to the message inherent in the novel, all of these factors into the interpretation of the story. At a glance, the novel’s title “The Road”, literarily denotes the actual physical road the protagonists travel, as the story unfolds the title evolves into a metaphoric motif for the route, the path or the means through which they must travel to fulfil their mission thus,
That is to say, Buddhists believe that God and the universe are equal. Buddhist do not give respect to any type of personal god as creator, but in contrast see god as an impersonal being without any type of humanistic characteristics. This being said, Buddhist sees the world as not really having a beginning, that everything has always existed and “is a part of god” (Consider, 2013, p. 65). Furthermore, for a Buddhist, the goal is to reach a state of nothingness known as Nirvana. For this reason, “It is only the end of suffering” (Powell, 1989, p. 28), and could even be looked at “as a waste of time to think about where we came from” (Lefebvre, 2011).
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. Plotinus, Moses Maimonides, Pseudo-Dionysius and Meister Eckhart support this view – for these philosophers the real God is beyond whatever we speak of as God. Human language causes confusion when it is used to talk about God, as a result we must speak of God only by saying what God is not. Human language is inadequate in describing God – we cannot talk about God. Recognising this reaffirms that God is more than we can ever imagine – he is ineffable, can never be described so we cannot say what they are not.
(Qur’an, Surah Al-Ikhlas) The statement “He does not beget, nor was he begotten” indicates that nothing is the cause of God, and God does exist. God is the uncaused cause. The question “Why can we not see him?” for this question, a religious believer would reply saying “Our eye sights our limited. We cannot see beyond what has been made apparent. We have been made aware that air exists, yet still can you see air?
There are also no references to the cause of God in any religious books. The bible defines god as ‘eternal and uncreated’ with no explanation. A strength for the cosmological argument is that it is highly logical and exists all around us; babies have a cause; a blooming flower has a cause; The X Factor has a cause and so does a hot meal. Apart from God we are able to find the cause for everything around us. Referring to one of the four Omni’s; omnipotent which means all power, if God is all powerful then maybe he does not need a cause, he just came to exist.
Outline Thesis: The passing of each day counts down to the extinction of endangered species threatened by human-orientated practices. I. Mankind’s greedy construction for additional land results to the deforestation of Earth’s wilderness. A. The loss of habitat frequently occurs within rural areas. 1.
A life without movies and music Can you fancy what it is like if a life without movies and music? Undoubtedly, music and movies are indispensable for our lives. Listening to the music can express the feeling and release the stress. Movies always show us the scenery around the world and full of imagination. In some cases, music and movies inspire us as well.
Their songs are very much ambiguous and dual in sense. Apparently it appears to audience as a vulgar and fully materialistic songs. But the inherent current of it is much more serious and grave in sense. This songs are not found in any manuscript because they are strictly oral in forms. Mainly the ‘Sufi Muslims’ and the ‘Vaishnaba’ Hindu people joined this group.