Believing in God

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Explain how a Catholic upbringing can lead to or support belief in God.
• Children may be sent to a catholic school where they could learn about God and the catholic faith. • When baptised as a baby people are initiated into the catholic faith from an early age and are taught to believe in it. • Being taken to church can
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Explain why the design argument leads some people to believe in G
• Anything that has been designed needs a designer , e.g. Paley's watch must have been designed because it was so complex it couldn't have just happened. • There is plenty of evidence that the world has been designed such as , the laws of science an
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Explain why the scientific explanations of the world lead some people to become agnostics or atheists.
• Science can explain the existence of the world with no need to refer to God. • There is a lot of evidence for scientific explanations such as fossils which are evidence of evolution but there is no reliable evidence for God. • The world is made of
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Explain how religious experiences may lead people to believe in god.
• Many people experience numinous experiences where they feel the presence of God, e.g. when a new baby is born. • Many people have had conversion experiences where there life is changed by giving themselves to God , e.g. when George foreman turned h
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Explain how the existence of evil and suffering may lead some people to deny God's existence.
• God is meant to be Omni-benevolent which means that he is all loving and would not want people to suffer. • God is meant to be Omnipotent which means that he should have the power to stop evil and suffering in this world. • God is meant to be omni
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Explain why the design argument leads some people to believe in G

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• Anything that has been designed needs a designer , e.g. Paley's watch must have been designed because it was so complex it couldn't have just happened. • There is plenty of evidence that the world has been designed such as , the laws of science an

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Explain how religious experiences may lead people to believe in god.

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Explain how the existence of evil and suffering may lead some people to deny God's existence.

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