UNIT 2/ Believing in God

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Reasons why some people believe in God

CHRISTIAN UPBRINGING

  • going to Church
  • saying prayers
  • going to sunday school

RELGIOUS EXPERIENCES

  • feeling of awe
  • stories of miracles
  • conversion

DESIGN

  • the universe has laws (eg gravity)
  • laws need designers (eg blueprints)
  • the universe has much beauty (suggests planning)
  • only God can be that

CAUSATION

  • everything needs a 'first cause' (train engine = first cause)
  • universe must have first cause
  • only something all powerful could do that
  • God is all powerful
  • therefore, God is the 'first cause' (God pressed the button)

Reasons why some may not believe in God

SCIENCE

  • Big Bang theory
  • evolution
  • fossils
  • many things in universe are badly designed
  • if God created the universe who created God?

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