Gcse Aqa Religious Studies Existance of God Answers

Topics: Universe, Time, Cosmological argument Pages: 2 (695 words) Published: February 2, 2013
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The Existence of God Questions
1) Agnostic: the term for someone who is unsure and undecided whether we can know if there is a God or not at this present time 2) The Teleological Argument, put forward by William Paley, argues that everything has a purpose and has been designed for this purpose and therefore a designer. The universe’s designer is therefore God as it needs someone to design it, it is too complex to just have happened. The Teleological/design argument uses the analogy of the watch and the watch maker, if you found a watch on the floor, even if you didn’t know it was a watch, you would know that it had been designer and had a purpose and designer. It is supported by the Strong Anthropic Principle that says the world is far too complex to have just happened, it needs a designer. 3) I agree that the First Cause Argument agrees with the Christian creation account- Genesis but don’t agree that it agrees with the Hindu/Sikh creation story. I think that the Cosmological Argument agree with Genesis due to their being nothing other than God as the beginning of both of them. I also think they agree as they both say that God was the one who decided to create the universe and planned it well, doing it in stages. They also agree that there was a point in time when time began. However I think the Cosmological Argument disagrees with the Hindu’s creation story, for example, due to in the Cosmological Argument there being nothing but God and then he decided to create the universe but in the Hindu creation story there was nothing other than an endless ocean, from which Vishnu rose from, asleep in the coils of a giant cobra. Brahman then helped her to create the universe, meaning not only was this different to the First Cause argument because of the circumstances, but there were 2 Gods not 1. 4) There are two different types of revelation, direct and indirect. Direct revelation is where the person experiences God...
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