Believing in god

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RS Revision Guide part one
Believing in god
Religous Upbringing- christians taught and baptised at young age ,pray, go to church and sunday
school. Religion handed down through generarions and leaning about him at home
Religious experience, might convince peopel god exists without a religous upbringing , numinous
experience felt by looking at something and feeling gods power, prayer is a personal way to
communicate with god , miricales convince god does exist surving near death experiences
,conversion when people belive they have experienced god and want to comit to there life
Desing argument, William Paley had an argument that if a watch was found by someone who did not
know whta is was they would be amazed, all the little tiny mechanisims must be made by a designer
and not by acident , Paley said this was that same theory for the universe, it must have been made by
a designer and not by accident , god must of been the designer
Causation argument- things dont happend by themselfs if the universe has a begining then something
must have caused it it did not happen by accident so something must have casued it and brought to
exsitance , god did this
Scientific theory, Big band , evolution christains respond to this by god controlled these things taking
place also science and bilbe are both correct in the 7 days part
Unansweres prayers, if god was really there all prayers would be answered eg poverty it gives
christians false hope
Moral evil- actions done by humans which cause suffering , natural evil- suffering but has nothing to
do with humans e.g. earthquakes
How christians respon to evil and suffering - god created people with free will , to some christians
life is a test for the after life , other say that 'God works in mysterious ways humans cant understand'


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