Essays Tagged: "believing in god"

Plantinga's Properly Basic Beliefs

Alvin Plantinga's states that Christians do not need any arguments for believing in God because believing in God is a properly basic belief. He goes further to say that ar ... I happen to be wearing red glasses, the fact that something looks red will not be good grounds for believing that it is red. But even if we can't ever be sure about taking beliefs such as "I am seein ... agic? Or The Great Pumpkin? On the contrary, we may reject such beliefs if there are reasons for disbelieving them. Although our beliefs are "innocent until proven guilty," it is quite possible for th ...

(7 pages) 59 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Brothers Karamazov chapter 4 Analysis and response.

provides the rationale behind the belief that one would be more reasonable and compassionate by not believing in god. Also, the morals of society come into question as the two brothers question societ ...

(5 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Brothers Karamazov by Fydor Dostoyevsky, Rebellion-Existence of God.

er Alyosha, discuss if God is just and give examples to support their questions. Ivan suggests that believing in God, or spirituality for that matter, can bring unhappiness and suffering. Ivan explain ... nt of a torturer. These two problems are the fundamental source of Ivan's despair. Ivan states that believing in God will bring suffering because God's ways are mysterious and unexplainable. Ivan's re ...

(5 pages) 33 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Loss of Innocence.

om their homes to a place that would haunt their dreams forever. Those people whose only crime, was believing in God, were separated from each other, some would say that Elie Wiesel and his father wer ... various concentration camps until they were finally freed Elie became old and withered. He stopped believing in the God he had always turned to, He also became selfish and greedy. By the time he was ...

(2 pages) 68 4 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"God and the World" Talks about Teleological,Cosmological Arguments and the problem of causality in Ch.9 of Questions that Matter(SE).

revelation. They needed strong arguments that were unbiased to show the world of god's existence.In believing in god we first must prove that god exists. This brings us to the two most important argum ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

This piece is regarding a class discussion in regards to the African American Sermonic Tradition. It is simply my point of view on it.

e time that slavery was part of our history, till the present, African Americans have never stopped believing in God.The first part states the disclaimer, in other words the preacher is only preaching ... in the way they do now, because they would be punished for it. Even then however, they did not stop believing and worshiping him/her.

(3 pages) 28 0 3.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Does Belief in God Make Sense In The Modern World?

ueen Mary Is reign. Catholic priests were driven out of the country during Queen Elizabeth's reign. Believing in God was essential, not only if you wanted to stay alive after death, but also if you wa ...

(4 pages) 157 6 3.6 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The problem Of Non-Beleif

-believers? The strongest answers to this question are that god does not want everyone to be saved, believing in god tests how worthy one is of salvation, and the unknown-purpose defense; yet they all ... etime.Since god is omniscient, god would have already known which people would and would not end up believing in him, and hence, instructed the disciples not to travel to those areas because it would ...

(4 pages) 33 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

The Book of Proverbs- Problems of logic and inconsistency verse-by-verse.

n of 'wise' precepts to live by in the Bible, we start off by learning that true wisdom is found in believing in god. No doubt Nobel prize winners for science are devout worshippers.i.28: No merciful ... mistranslation of what the author really wrote, which was I was effused from Oulam, from Ras"ix.10: Believing in god and thinking you understand him is equated with intelligence.xiii.24: This verse ju ...

(2 pages) 18 0 1.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Prayer in school

he replied "some people do not believe in praying or in god". I could not believe this, someone not believing in god. After that I still prayed in school, but silently. In a public school there are ki ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Problems of Good & Evil

il is one of the oldest arguments against the existence of God. There is a logical contradiction in believing in God AND believing that there is evil in this world. Theists believe that God is perfect ...

(5 pages) 67 4 4.8 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Spirituality vs. St. Jerome by Caravaggio and Vision of the Thrones by Giotto

the word of the Lord and the goodness of the Lord.Vision of the Thrones, a work by Giotto shows how believing in God and following through with his teachings will bring you happiness and a place in He ...

(3 pages) 998 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Pascal's Rational Equation

s the highest expected utility is in the best interest of whomever is acting. Thus, when applied to believing in God or not believing in God, says Pascal, one should believe because belief yields the ... uld sway all rational people to believe in God as well. As Pascal sees it, the equation proves that believing in God is in one's best interest as well as a rational choice. He also believes that even ...

(7 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Raisin In The Sun: Mama Character Analysis

Anyone in her family who opposes God, like Beneatha. Beneatha was punished for her actions for not believing in God, with a slap on the face. This warned everyone not to oppose God in her house. This ...

(1 pages) 29 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Homosexuality is wrong

Scriptures from King James version - The Holy Bible I don't understand how anyone believing in God can accept homosexuality as a normal way of life. In Chapter 19 of Genesis, two ang ...

(2 pages) 14 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

The world view of bertrand russell

oned on the subject of morals. Russell believes to understand if a man's morals are to be a sign of believing in God that must be proven (138). He believes that distinguishing between good and bad are ... oned on the subject of morals. Russell believes to understand if a man's morals are to be a sign of believing in God that must be proven (138). He believes that distinguishing between good and bad are ...

(10 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Nothing

s, if man is still in existance, he will then call the religion that we have today a myth and begin believing in "god" in a different way.In conclusion, religion is not real. The search for the truth ...

(1 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Problem Of Evil

The Problem of Evil raises justifiable doubt to believing in God's existence. The Judeo-Christian view of God is that He is omniscient, omnipotent, ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Salvation from Damnation

em believe the stuff they hear? No, and on the other side of the world you are sometimes killed for believing in god. As you can see, the world in its entirety can not be saved, no matter what. If we ...

(4 pages) 330 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Major areas addressed by the Traditional Philohers of knowledge and personal response

metaphysics andepistemology have sought to access the various grounds peoplehave offered to justify believing in God.The faculty of pure reason was supposed by Kant to be thefaculty that produced the ...

(6 pages) 14 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy