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what is conversion
changing from one religion to another or from no religion to a religion
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what is a miracle
something that breaks the laws of science (only God could have done it)
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what is the difference between moral and natural evil
moral- actions caused by humans that cause suffering. natural- actions that cause suffering but not by humans
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what is numinous
a feeling of the presence of something greater than you
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how can a religious upbringing lead to someone believing in God (5 reasons)
reading Bible, going to church/ school, praying as a family, celebrating religious festivals, getting told about their belief in God
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name 4 religious experiences
numinous, prayer, miracle and conversion
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what is the cosmological argument
St. Thomas Aquinas - the theory that everything is caused by something else (God) cause+effect
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what is the design argument
William Paley - something as complicated as the Earth needs a designer (watch & watchmaker)
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what are 3 arguments against these theories/ God
coincidence (David Hume), natural selection (Charles Darwin), too many faults to be God's perfect design(Richard Dawkins)
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what is the big bang
scientific explanation, massive explosion (still expanding)
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what is the christian response to the big bang
'let there be light' -God created the Big Bang
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explain unanswered prayers leading to people not believing
they are evidence that God doesn't exist (doesn't answer)
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what is the christian response to unanswered prayers
nature to run naturally, 'no' is still an answer, down to our motives
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what is evolution/natural selection
Charles Darwin- more logical (organisms evolved)
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christian response to evolution/natural selection
humanity is special, too many missing links to be proved
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how do omnibenevolence, omniscience and omnipotence prove god doesn't exist
benevolent-want to remove suffering. science-now how to remove suffering. potence-could rem
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christian argument towards 'omni' argument
mankind changed Earth through war, pollution and development
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what is free will
god gave us the right to free will- can choose as we please
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why is evil humans fault
choices made are our free will, can't be taken away
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how does religion and the media affect views
'the big question' series discredits religion (one sided)
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