Evolution has answered the question of where we came from. Yes, sometimes the leaders of these organizations get power-hungry. One particularly glaring example is the way the Christian and Jewish scriptures both implicitly and explicitly approve of the practices of human slavery and the institutional inequality of women. It comes in two forms, one modal having to do with possibility and the other temporal having to do with time. If God had a Creator then His Creator would be God. He uses the battle against , and , to support his claim that non-religious people battle for moral causes with as much vigor and effect as religious advocates.
While integrating education and religious education we shall have to keep it in mind that the religion to be integrated should be human-religion. Must be pretty insecure and awfully human for an omnipotent god. Religious people seem to think that we do not; hence, I will proceed to challenge that view. Then he is not omnipotent. This has been false for many who have trusted in their god for help or guidance, instead of seeking reality-based solutions.
It is also, however, a highly ordered system; it serves a purpose. An omnipotent one needs not appeal to authorities inciting Moses to appeal Pharaoh to let its people go , in accomplishing its godly agenda. He discusses the 1989 issued on author and friend by the because of the contents of Rushdie's book. His commentary focuses mainly on the , although it also touches on other religions, such as and. Vicarious redemption means that the actual sin, the responsibility, the guilt, the spiritual presence of a wrong-doing, can somehow be thrust upon another person, and the sinner is then completely redeemed and made clean.
It would be extraordinary for people from across the globe and throughout history who had no contact with each other to independently invent the exact same religion, without a god giving them all the same information through revelation. Since the odds of the Islamic, Christian, Jewish or Hindu god co-existing as Almighty god are zero, the wager creates a false dilemma. He points out that when orders parents to have their children stoned to death see also for indiscipline citing it is probably a violation of at least one of the very which Moses received from God. Why would God fault someone it intentionally wished to fault? Why did he create me with my questioning, rational mind if I was going to be punished for exercising it? However, thus far conservatives have failed to explain how or why treating gays like fully equal citizens and human beings is incompatible with anyone's religious liberty. To illustrate, the fact that everyone around you believes that the moon is made of cheese does not prove that the moon is actually made of cheese. The religions addressed include and. The God of the Bible is evil.
God is the weirdo, not me. And our own tactic is far superior to God-of-the-gaps arguments, since the gaps in science grow smaller as we learn more neuroscience is one example. Two forms of moral argument are distinguished: formal and perfectionist. Do you have a problem with an ethical standpoint presented in the Bible such as opposition to homosexuality? The idea is dressed up as a scientific theory, but serves only to alienate and divide. Medical treatment may be limited in some instances, and death allowed to occur.
Isaac Newton's work signaled the first publicized challenge to the church. If they bring in heaven and hell, I counter by saying that if there is a god, I would hope that he would judge people on their actions i. And indeed, that is what we find. It has its leaders and preachers and it has its faithful believers. Comment by on August 2, 2011 at 12:35am Mine goes like this assuming I'm talking to a christian : Your religion teaches that if you do not accept Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior you will burn for eternity in hell. But contempt for the intellect has a strange way of not being passive.
The evolutionist has no commentary whatsoever on the existence of God, and the creationist usually suffers from profound confusion in their understanding of the first few chapters of Genesis. For example, , an Austrian monk, first proposed the basis of heredity 1822-1884. Physical comforts alone do not provide real pleasure and peace. In Hitchens's view, the film attempts tirelessly to. Low-paid factory workers and slaves were taught that their rewards were in the afterlife, so they should be meek and obedient in this life to ensure their imaginary rewards. But imagine if the only story of a messianic virgin birth, death, and resurrection were contained in the New Testament.
He becomes virtuous only when he puts the same into practice. Such a doctrine is impossible to falsify and leads to nothing but epistemic chaos. The simplest argument against religion is in fact an argument against thought. They believed that the study of the laws behind divine creation was not heretical, and met with some success. . It appears that we may disagree with other people about any other topic, but religion remains untouchable. Since Allah states he does not forgive idolatry, are the pagans and polytheists of ancient times damned to infinite torment for circumstances beyond their control? The criterion that will guide this education shall be based on the results of scientific progress, shall fight ignorance and its effects, servitude, fanaticism and prejudices.
Many scientists suffered from this new radicalism, the most famous of all being Nicolaus Copernicus 1473-1543. On the other hand, a transcendent or all-knowing deity, or even one that was merely far wiser than human beings, would not be limited by what was known or believed at the time he dispensed a revelation, but could provide new information of which people were not previously aware and which did not correspond to any concepts in their experience. Note: Due to the immense amount of discussion that this point has raised, one clarifying statement is worth noting. Given that it is an abusive and an unfair attribution of respect, we must assert our right of mutual respect. The first advocate of the Big Bang theory was a Roman Catholic priest, Georges Lemaître 1894-1966.
The best way to do this I have come across is the scientific method. Would that make it true? It therefore follows that any god which founded a religion would probably provide its initial revelation to multiple peoples - preferably scattered throughout time and space, to ensure as wide a distribution of followers as possible - or, failing that, the initial revelation would be given to one group of people with instructions to spread it to others. Comment by on February 1, 2011 at 11:09am. No matter if you are a good person, or are equally devout in another faith. Life and existence is so much more amazed at and appreciated by thinking atheist.