1.1 Christian Upbringing
Baptism- Family and Friends make promises
Worship- Learn about faith
Faith school- Surrounded by other members of same faith, make same faith friends
Community- Express your faith within the community
Adulthood- Marry someone of the same faith and pass teachings onto offspring
How does it lead to a belief in god?
Is it brainwashing?
1.2 Religious experience and a belief in God
Miracle- Breaks the laws of science. Convinces people that only God could have done this hence God exists
Answered Prayer- Attempt to contact God (usually through words) answered. God must have answered the prayer therefore god exists.
Numinous experience- The experience was so powerful that God must exist.
Conversion- Someone changes/becomes religious. Often mean that a person believes in God. This situation may occur in the form of an event or person. Conversion is a life changing event.
God still performs miracles today-do you agree? Part B
Miracles are coincidences- do you agree? ditto
Unanswered prayers prove god doesn't exist?
1.3 and 1.4 Design and Causation argument
The world (like a watch) is so detailed it must have a designer. The designer is God. God exists. William Paley analogy.
Dominoes. Everything has a cause, nothing can happen by itself. God is the cause.God exists.
What/who caused and designed God?
God created evil- see problem of evil.
Scientific explanations of Universe
Explain the Causation/design argument.
1.5 and 1.6 Scientific explanations of the Universe
An explosion took place millions of years ago and the universe is constantly expanding.
Theory of Evolution:
Charles Darwin. Animals with useful mutations survived whilst other species died out. Darwin's theory says that God didn't create the…