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what are catholic parents likely to do?
teach their children to believe in God//teach them to pray//take them to mass//send them to a Catholic school
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how may a catholic upbringing lead to a belief in god?
children will believe their parents about the existence of God//will see prayer as helpful//seeing so many people worshipping God will strengthen their faith//they will be taught about God at school
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why people think a catholic upbringing is good?
keeps families together as parents and children join to do Catholic activities//teaches right from wrong and teaches good morals//gives children belonging and stability
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why people think a catholic upbringing is bad?
children must follow a religion they have not chosen themselves//takes away human right to freedom of religion//makes children think follows of other religions are wrong
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forms of religious experience:
numinous//conversion//prayer//miracles
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argue religious experience proves god exists
a numinous will make you think God exists//if you see something that breaks all the laws of Science will make you think only God could have done it//if a pray is answered then God must exist
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argue religious experience does not prove god exists
a numinous feeling could have nothing to do with god//all miracles can be explained//there are more unanswered prayers than answered ones
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arguments from design
anything that has been designed has a designer//there is lots of evidence that the world has been designed eg.DNA//the only possible designer is God//appearance of design proves God exists
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Argue that the design argument proves God exists
plenty of evidence God exists eg.DNA//if something has been designed it must have a designer//only God could have designed something as wonderful as the universe
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Argue that the design argument does not prove God exists
no designer would have created destructive things like earthquakes//science can explain the appearance of design without needing God//the argument only proves that the universe had a designer, not that it was God
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Argue causation proves Gods existance
the argument makes sense because it explains how and why we are here//we cannot believe something comes from nothing and this shows everything comes from God//fits with science that every effect has a cause//things must have a beginning - God
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Argue causation does not prove Gods exists
if everything has a cause what is Gods cause//matter itself could be eternal//tjhe universe does not need an explanation so maybe the universe has been there forever//even if there was a first cause it may not have been a God of a particular religion
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Scientific explanations of the world
matter is eternal//about 15 billion years ago the universe exploded in big bang//as matter of uni flew away it formed stars and solar syst//gases on earths surface produced primitive life which evolved into humans
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how Catholics respond to scientific explanations of the world
only God could have made the big bang//only God could have made laws such as gravity//only God could have made the gasses on earth react in such a way to form life
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How the scientific explanation of the origin of the universe proves God does not exist
if God existed he would be the only explanation of the world, but science can explain it without God//no evidence that big bang was caused by God//an omnipotent omniscient God would not have created such a cruel world
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Why Catholics believe the scientific explanation does not disprove God
only God could have made the big bang//only God could have made the laws of science//both the bible and science could be correct
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How Catholics respond to unaswered prayers
selfish prayers are answered but not in the way you want//God may have different plans so will not answer your prayer//Catholics believe God loves them so will answer prayers in best possible way//Catholics have faith that God will answer all prayers
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Argue unanswered prayers prove God does not exist
God is supposed to be loving but is not if he does not answer prayers so he can't exist//too many people have unanswered prayers//if there was a God he would answer the prayers of good people and the world would be good
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Argue that unanswered prayers do not disprove Gods existence
it may be that God has different plans eg. a sick person entering heaven//he gives what we need not what we want//he will answer prayers in the best possible way, maybe not a direct answer
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Why may evil and suffering make someone question their belief in God
if God is omnipotent must be able to remove all suffering and evil from the world//if he is omnibenevolent must want to remove suffering from the world//if God exists there should be no evil//as there is evil, God either not all good or does'nt exist
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how evil and suffering do not disprove God's existance
bible says God has a reason for letting it go on but humans can't understand//evil comes about by humans misusing their free will//this life is preparation for paradise
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