Ayer Implications

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  • Implications
    • Morality
      • Sharp - religious belief stops morality
        • Without religion we would be more moral and rational
          • Morality
            • Sharp - religious belief stops morality
              • Without religion we would be more moral and rational
                • Lead to greater altruism
              • Lord Harris - if we get rid of Relgion and morality- society breaks down
                • Life has no meaning or purpose? collpase in Society - begs question do we needt o beleive in a higher power to be better?
              • No ultimate moral values (unverifiable) - only opinions - impossible to condem actions of others
          • Lead to greater altruism
        • Lord Harris - if we get rid of Relgion and morality- society breaks down
          • Life has no meaning or purpose? collpase in Society - begs question do we needt o beleive in a higher power to be better?
        • No ultimate moral values (unverifiable) - only opinions - impossible to condem actions of others
      • Human experience
        • Science
          • Behe - Science - there is no evidence of sceince on a moledular level - God IS an intelligent designer
          • Collins - DNA is the language of God
        • Many parts of society based on religion - education , Justice, Healthcare
          • Wilberforce -beleifs helped him abolsih slavery
            • Martin Luther King - faith motivated him to fight for equal rights
        • Subjective perceptions of other such as love = meaningless (unverifiable)
          • Singer - Emotivism
            • Coppleston
        • Assumes intuitive knowledge of each other
          • Subjective perceptions of other such as love = meaningless (unverifiable)
            • Singer - Emotivism
              • Coppleston
          • Goes against Donovan/Owen
            • What about Swinburne ? Principle of Testimony
        • ayer later converted to Chirstianity
          • Straw man arguement?
        • Rejection of historic evident such as battle of hastings - what can be verified  ?
      • Religion
        • Religion is a meme - virus developed through cultures - DAWKINS
          • Freud - Totam Worship.
          • Marx - Oppression
            • Athiestic argumenets meaningless - so would "the first requisite for the happiness of the pople be the abolision of religion"
              • Religious experience = in the mind - physcological illness - mystics = mental?
        • Life after death becomes meaningless
          • However - Hick Eschatological Principle
        • Creationism unverifiable - neither is big bang

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