Believing in God Unit 3

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  • Believing in God
    • Catholic upbringing
      • for
        • family kept together
        • community
        • learn right and wrong
      • against
        • children can't choose
        • no freedom of religion
        • against community cohesion
      • leads to belief in God
        • parents teach children
        • parents pray
        • brought to mass
        • catholic school
    • religious experience
      • leads to belief in God
        • numinous experience
        • conversion
        • miracle
        • prayer
      • against
        • explanations to miracles
        • most prayers unanwered
        • numinous - surroundings not God
    • argument from design
      • for
        • designed - needs designer
        • evidence world is designed
        • world must have designer
        • only designer could be God
      • against
        • scientific theories
        • God wouldn't design hazards
        • designer may not be God
    • argument from causation
      • for
        • everything has a cause
        • God - only logical cause
        • gives purpose
        • fits with science
      • against
        • who caused God
        • first cause not God
        • universe/matter is eternal
    • scientific explanations
      • lead to atheism and agnosticism
        • Big Bang evidence
        • evolution
        • gases produced primitive life
      • catholic response
        • God caused Big Bang
        • God still designed/caused it
        • God's days -billions of years
    • unanswered prayers
      • rejection of belief in God
        • God not listening
        • God not there
        • unselfish prayers unanswered - wrong
        • may be a good cathloic
      • Catholic response
        • God has plans
        • many pray selfishly
        • God gives us what we need
        • answers in a different way
    • evil and suffering
      • rejection of belief in God
        • omnipotent
        • omniscient
        • omnibenevolent
        • creator/designer
      • catholic response
        • free will
        • preparation for paradise
        • wants us to fight against it
        • God divine - we don't understand
    • Media
      • Bruce Almighty
        • suffering caused by free will
        • God has reasons - unanswered prayers
        • omnipotence
        • divine God
      • Songs of Praise
        • numinous
        • community

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