Philosophy 1 beliefs about God

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What does "Atheist" mean?
This is someone who does not believe in God
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What does "Authority" mean?
This is the power or right to give orders or make decisions
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What does "Miracles" mean?
These are unique events which defy the laws the nature (how the world works) e.g. someone coming alive again after being dead
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What does "Omnibenevolant" mean?
This means God is all loving – he shows this love through his miracles and the fact he came down as Jesus to open the door to heaven
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What does "Omniscient" mean?
This means God is all knowing – he knows what people have done, are doing and will do
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What does "Omnipotent" mean?
This means God is all powerful
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What does "Revelation" mean?
This refers to the way in which God has revealed himself/made himself and his wishes known to everyone
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What does "Sacred texts/scriptures" mean?
A special writing/book which contains eternal (everlasting) truths about a religion
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What does "Secular" mean?
This refers to a non-religious view
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What does "Theist" mean?
This is someone who believes in a personal God
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What does "Transcendent" mean?
This means that God is beyond this world; he is beyond human understanding
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What does "Trinity" mean?
This refers to the different roles of God: God the Father (Creator); God the Son (Saviour) and God the Holy Spirit (the power of God)
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How is God described?
Omnipotent (he created the world), Omnibenevolant (God sent his son to Earth to save us, Judge (God will judge everyone on Judgement Day), Eternal, Omniscient, Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, the only God(monotheistic)
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How does God reveal himself?
The Bible (God’s word), Religious Experience (God may have spoken to someone in prayers or dreams, Natural World – God’s creation such as sunsets, Our sense of right and wrong
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What are the some of the arguments to prove Gods existence?
Design Argument (Paley said that just as a watch shows there's a designer, so does the world), First Cause Argument (everything must have a cause), we know what's right and wrong, revelations, you can't think of anything greater so He must exist
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How is God described using symbolic language?
Symbols (eg: the Cross; shows the suffering of Jesus), Metaphors (God is described as a “rock” meaning people can trust him), Analogy (God is like something. God is called “father” because he is someone who looks after people)
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What is a problem of using symbolic language?
by using everyday language we are giving God human qualities when God is not like us
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Why would one not believe in God?
Unanswered prayers, Scientists believe the world began with the Big Bang, Feuerbach said God's only in our imagination due to a need for purpose in life), People understand right/wrong in different ways so it can't can't come from the same source.
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What are Christian beliefs about Jesus?
Jesus was an incarnation (both human and God) and perfect example of God, his death was seen as atonement for our sins by God and he rose from the dead to be at God's right hand.
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What do Christians believe about miracles?
Christians pray for miracles or might to go Lourdes, Some Christens believe that the miracles in the Bible are symbolic stories with a message; e.g. the feeding of the 5,000 is a message to share, A miracle has the power to transform lives
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What do Christians believe about the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit's active in the world and gives guidance, hope, understanding and strength to hold true to beliefs, It's said to inspire people and help them spread love, Wind's a good symbol of the Holy Spirit as it's invisible, but effects aren't
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What are the arguments against miracles?
Coincidence/chance/luck, People’s stories or miracles can’t be trusted, God doesn’t exist, Science has explained many of the miracles in the Bible.
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What are the arguments for miracles?
Jesus did many miracles in the Bible, e.g. Feeding the 5,000; walking on water; raising the dead • Faith in God and Jesus • Modern Day miracles have happened at Lourdes or in Revivalist meetings
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What are some philosophical problems with miracles?
Why does God only intervene sometimes, Can Science explain everything, We often misuse the word ‘miracle’
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