David Hume, "Room for Faith" In the cosmos, is it possible that everything can be proven through scientific law, but still have room for religion and faith?
Room for FaithIn the cosmos, is it possible that everything can be proven through scientific law, but still have room for religion and faith? Theists such as David Hume believe that everything in the universe can be proven scientifically, and that everything that cannot be explained is superstitious. Although this point is favored by theists, romantics see the cosmos as a whole, being that everything in the universe is a miracle.
A theist believes that everything in the universe can be explained scientifically, and anything that contradicts it is superstitious. Even if a theist is not entirely correct about a certain happening, he will base his reasoning on what is currently known. Human life especially before the institution of order and good government being subject to fortuitous accidents, it is natural that superstition should prevail everywhere in barbarous ages, and put men on the most earnest inquiry concerning those invisible powers who dispose of their happiness or misery . Because the theists were so narrow-minded, they were superstitious about everything. They did not venture beneath the surface. At this time scientific knowledge was not available to them, and even though there was no scientific explanation, they did not think of the universe as supernatural.
A theist believes that there are two lives for each person. One being his/her life as a physical human being, and the other as an afterlife in heaven. Thus, theists believe that god is not upon us, but separate from the cosmos in heaven.
In restoring a loan or paying a debt his divinity is nowise beholden to him; because these acts of justice are what he was bound to perform, and what many would have performed were there no God in the universe. But if he fast a day, or give himself a sound whipping,