1: Belief in God

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Name the four religious experiences that lead to belief in God.
Numinous, Conversion, Miracle and Prayer.
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How does a numinous experience lead to belief in God?
The experience will make them feel that God is real. If you become aware of a presence greater than you, you are likely to believe that that presence is God and so you will believe in him.
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How does conversion lead to belief in God?
The experience will lead them to believe in God because they will feel that God is calling them to do something for him.
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How do miracles lead to belief in God?
If someone experiences a miracle, it makes them believe God is real because it breaks the laws of science, therefore God must be the only logical explanation.
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How can prayer lead to belief in God?
If prayers are answered, it makes someone feel God is real because it means there must be someone listening, that person must be God.
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How does having a religious experience, in general, lead to belief in God?
People experience God in the numinous, conversion, miracle or answered prayers. Religious experiences makes people feel that God is real.
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What is design?
Any complex mechanism is designed for a purpose. Design involves things working together according to a plan to produce an intended product.
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Why are the laws of science as considered evidence of design in the world?
People think the universe was designed because it works according to laws. The laws of gravity, electricity, magnetism and states.
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Why is DNA considered as evidence of design in the world?
The DNA structure and its formation of templates seem to indicate a design for the structure of organisms.
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Why is evolution considered as evidence of design in the world?
The evidence is the process of evolution, how complex life forms develop from simple ones.
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Name four examples of design in the world.
Evolution, the beauty of nature, the laws of science and DNA.
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How does the appearance of design lead to belief in God?
Anything that has been designed must have had a designer. There is evidence of design in the world such as DNA etc. The only possible designer of something so complex must be God. Therefore He exists.
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Name four reasons why the appearance of design not lead to belief in God?
Ignores the evidence of lack of design, for example volcanoes, hurricanes, disease and earthquakes.
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How does a numinous experience lead to belief in God?

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The experience will make them feel that God is real. If you become aware of a presence greater than you, you are likely to believe that that presence is God and so you will believe in him.

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How does conversion lead to belief in God?

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