Philosophy of Religion

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Philosophy of Religion

By | November 2010
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When it comes to my philosophy of religion I believe that yes there is a God and that God has created everything and everyone in our known universe. The fact that God is truly a fact and not fantasy is up to the believer. As in all philosophy, it is merely up to the individual to take facts, concepts, thought, and imagination and decide for themselves what they believe to be fact or fantasy. For me those facts, concepts, thoughts, and imaginations all come from the Bible. The Bible presents us with religious experiences, moral law, cosmological events, and miracles that have been documented and seen first hand, which leads me to truly believe that God is not a fantasy but yet a fact.

Religious experiences provide a large amount of support for God's existence. People experience God in many different ways. The apostle Paul talks about Saul's experience with God on the road to Damascus in Acts 9:3-7, "As he neared Damascus on his journey suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?' 'Who are you, Lord?' Saul asked. 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting, but rise, and enter the city, and it shall be told you what you must do.' And the men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, but seeing no one." This passage provides us with an experience of a conversation between a Man (Saul) and a Voice (God) talking to each other. Furthermore it wasn't just one man that heard the voice, it was many, as the apostle Paul states that the men with Saul "stood speechless, hearing the voice, but seeing no one."

We must also not forget about the religious experience of Moses and the burning bush in Exodus chapters 3-4. The chapter describes how Moses was tending his flock and came to the Mountain Horeb, the mountain of God, when he saw a bush that was burning but was not consumed by the flames. Moses was intrigued by this marvelous sight and wanted to...

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