Omnipotence Essays & Research Papers

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  • God's Omnipotence - 2171 Words
    Some people refer God as the Omnipotent, that is to say a being that has unlimited power, and is able to do everything. God has four different attributes, he is omniscient, simple, eternal and omnipotent. The latter raises some difficulties, and paradoxes. In a first part I will show how omnipotence can be defined differently, how radical omnipotence differs with limited omnipotence and the issue with logic. Then I will show how God’s omnipotence raises some paradoxes and contradictions, by...
    2,171 Words | 6 Pages
  • Evil and Omnipotence - 984 Words
    In J.L. Mackie’s “Evil and Omnipotence,” he argues against the existence of God. He uses the standpoint that God cannot be omnipotent, omnibenevolent, and evil can still exist. Omnipotent means all-powerful and that God is capable of anything. Omnibenevolent means all-good or that everything God does is good and no evil comes from him. However, evil exists in the world, where some believe in God. How is it possible for God to be all good and yet evil exist in the world? The imperative answer...
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  • Aristotle - 1701 Words
    The study question • Translate and/or explain the following terms: aesity, arêtê, endoxa, ergon, eudaimonia, peccatum, telos, virtus, vitium – Arêtê: Greek for virtue, or excellence – Virtus and vitium: Latin for virtue and vice – Endoxon (endoxa): Greek, reputable opinion(s) • Ergon: Greek, function/characteristic activity – • Eudaimonia: Greek, happiness, well being • – Peccatum: Latin, sin • – Telos: Greek, end, aim • Discuss and/or apply the following concepts: doctrine...
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  • Descartes: Proofs of God/Deception and Error
    Descartes: Proofs of God/Deception and Error Instructions: First: Analyze and evaluate the two proofs of God's existence. How are they different? Is one more convincing than the other? Why did Descartes think he needed two proofs? Do they do different work for him? And secondly: Does Descartes give a satisfactory account of human error, given a perfect and divine creator? Are Descartes' arguments convincing, or does it still seem unnecessary and less than perfect that God created us...
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  • All Omnipotence Essays

  • Hlst - 628 Words
    → ╙> ∴ Test 3: Monday following reading week Read Part 1 and 2, 10 and 11. Outline – God Religious Language: seeking meaningfulness (Existence of God is discussed later) Three Possible Ways for Speaking About God 1. Anthropomorphism (in the form of a person)  mental (Is God anything like us, has a mind?)  intelligence/moral qualities  Anthropomorphic/Anthropomorphite “God is intelligent”  understood literally, univocally (it has the same meaning whether applied to us or God)...
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  • Assess Hume's Reasons for Rejecting Miracles
    Assess Hume’s reasons for rejecting miracles Hume defined miracles as a “violation of the laws of nature” and consequently rejected their occurrence as both improbable and impractical. This view has been supported by modern scientists and philosophers such as Atkins, Dawkins and Wiles to a certain extent. However Aquinas, Tillich and Holland and Swinburne to a certain extent reject Hume’s reasons, instead arguing that miracles have a divine cause and that Hume’s arguments are weak. This...
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  • Timeless or Everlasting God? - 345 Words
    The definition of an everlasting God would be a God that has existed throughout time and space, linked to God’s characteristic of being omnipresent, basically meaning that He is present everywhere at all times. This would mean that he is a personal God as he is immanent and is involved with humanity. This back up events like miracles and revelations within the world, as they are caused by God so are evidence of his personal relationship with humans. The definition of a timeless God would mean...
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  • Free Will and the Existence of God
    Within our society, it is usually assumed that we have free will. If you were to ask a random person on the street, they would most likely respond to the question, "Do you have free will or is there Fate" with the affirmation that they make their own decisions, because God gives us free will. Yet in the assumption of the fact that God gave us free will, there is a logical disconnect that most people ignore. How can God exist in a world where we can change the outcome of a situation in a way that...
    2,579 Words | 6 Pages
  • Does God Exist - 691 Words
    It is difficult to say whether or not god can exist because there is a lack of knowledge or limited knowledge we have so In this essay I will discuss the statement “god does not exists” I will show many different opinions including a Christian, atheist, agnostic and in addition my own point of view. Most Scientist believe that god doesn’t exists due to the creation of the earth, scientist think the universe was created by the big bang theory and there is scientific evidence of this being...
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  • 1. the Three Primary Divine Attributes
    1. The three primary divine attributes: Omnipotence: God has maximal powerful, is all powerful, capable of doing anything Omniscience: God is all seeing and all knowing Omnibenevolence: God does only good, God is morally perfect and is considered the source of morality Two secondary divine attributes: Omniprescence: God is present everywhere at the same time Incorporeal: God is not composed of matter, has no material...
    2,551 Words | 8 Pages
  • Existence of God and Evil - 736 Words
    The Existence of Evil and God In this paper I will argue that the existence of evil does not prove that a God does not exist. For many people the existence of evil and suffering is their number one objection to the existence of God. At times the evil that we see is so pointless. The evil in our world is of such an unspeakable nature that it is difficult at times to fathom what possible purpose could it serve. It is difficult for us to understand why God would allow some things to happen,...
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  • The argument from evil - 909 Words
    The argument from evil In this paper I am going to use the very popular argument from evil, which was made popular and originated from the Greek philosopher Epicurus, to argue that existence of god is highly improbable. I’ll put this argument in the simplest of terms. For my first premise I am stating that if an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent god exists than evil does not exist. For my second premise I am stating that evil exists in this world. When you put these two together...
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  • when bad things happen to good people
    Pei Ou Theo 279 20 September 2013 When Bad Things Happen to Good People The author Harold Kushner wrote this book because his spent a life to search what puzzled him for a long time. He experienced tragedy in his early life. His son was found afflicted with progeria that is a kind of the fatal illness of pre-mature aging. He fall into hopelessness, and then started to question God. Why bad things often happen to good people? Many people may confuse this question too. If God really...
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  • Philosophy essay-miracles - 684 Words
    Philosophy essay ‘Critically assess the view that miracles prove the existence of God’? ‘Miracles’ is a Latin word which means wonder. A ‘miracle’ is an event that is caused by God and can have religious significance. There are many definitions of miracles and there is no agreement on what the word actually means. In this essay, I am going to talk about the Philosophers who are in support of miracles and those philosophers who do not believe in miracles. David Hume was an empiricist; this meant...
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  • Discuss the presentation of inspector Goole in the Play from Inspector Calls
    'Discuss the presentation of inspector Goole in the play' The inspector in inspector calls is a very supernatural character, how he appears in the play and how he leaves. The inspector says “And I tell you that the time will soon come when, if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish, Goodnight.” These last words from the inspector are the antithesis of what Mr Birling said, Mr Birling says “Every man for himself”, and the inspector says...
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  • Analysis of Thomas Hardy - 1625 Words
    Ouestion Hardy has been described as “very dark and morbid”. Discuss with reference to three poems. “To me the universe was all void of Life, of purpose, of volition, even of hostility, it was one huge, dead, immeasurable, Steam- Engine rolling on, in its dead indifference, to grind me limb from limb”, was posited by Carlyle, and affirmed by Thomas Hardy. Hardy’s poems are generally perceived to be pessimistic and cynical in nature, wherein the existence of humans on earth by a supposed...
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  • characteristics of God - 2762 Words
    CWV 301 Christian Worldview Characteristics of God Worksheet & Essay For Part I of this assignment, you will look up the following passages in the Bible to learn about certain characteristics of God and how they shape the Christian Worldview. This is a brainstorming exercise, in which the listing of ideas is more important than writing. Consider using a bullet list or outline to discuss elements and sub elements. For Part II of this assignment, you will write an essay that summarizes...
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  • CHAPTER ONE1 - 4270 Words
    CHAPTER ONE BRIEF ANALYSIS OF Q{ATR AL-GHAITHIYYAH FI>< CILM AL-S{UFIYYAH CALA< SHARICAT AL- MUH{AMMADIYYAH (DROPS OF RAIN CONCERNING THE SCIENCE OF S{Ufis, which is to indicate the bounties given by Allah whether big or small. Further he praises Allah Who has favored the hearts of the Gnostics with the wine of spiritual love and has...
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  • Christology and Theology Proper - 493 Words
    Unit Test: Christology and Theology Proper Name: __________________ Class: ___________________ Date: ___________________ Multiple Choice 1: 1.) The Incarnation of Christ means that: A.Christ was born of a virgin B.God took of flesh C. Christ appeared on earth as a grown man D. All of the above 2.) The purpose of the Incarnation was: A. To show us what he looked like B. So we could hear his voice C. To reveal the essence of...
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  • Faith in a Prayer for Owen Meany
    “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” The main theme of A Prayer for Owen Meany is religious faith--specifically, the relationship between faith and doubt in a world in which there is no obvious evidence for the existence of God. John writes on the first page of the book that Owen Meany is the reason that he is a Christian, and ensuing story is presented as an explanation of the reason why. Though the plot is complicated, the...
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  • Descartes and Skepticism - 888 Words
    Descartes and the problem of skepticism | Question: In Meditation III, Descartes argues that his idea of God could not have come from him, and so God must exist. How does this argument go? | Overview René Descartes was a great scientist, mathematician and philosopher. He was known for his extensive work on skepticism, and in particular a piece called “Meditations on First Philosophy” (written in 1641) which is still widely used by modern philosophers. In this publication, Descartes’...
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  • diotoma on love - 3541 Words
    Love’s ladder’s God It was their final conversation. She would soon die, although neither of them knew it at the time. St. Augustine and his mother waited for a ship that would take her across the sea, to Africa, where she had raised him. She had always prayed he would become a Catholic; now, after many years, he was one. “There we talked together,” he writes in his Confessions, “she and I alone in deep joy.” This common joy stemmed from their shared company, but also their shared belief in...
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  • Does ‘Pascal’s Wager’ Provide a Convincing Argument for Belief in God?
    Does ‘Pascal’s Wager’ provide a convincing argument for belief in God? Published in 1670 and named after French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal; the philosophical theory of Pascal’s Wager reasons that to believe in God is a decision made in a time of uncertainty. The Wager also explains that whether or not God exists, we can estimate the outcome; an infinite reward or an infinite punishment. This suggests that the rational choice to live as if God exists is the better of the...
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  • the star by Arthur C. Clark
    Assignment: The star by Arthur C. Clark The narrator of the story the “priest Jesuit” appears to be a very prominent astrophysicist belongs an order that is known to be the leading foundation of science world in the early ages. He also happens to be the chief of the starship that is on a major expedition to a remote star system where they are investigating a super nova. The priest has a very heavy burden on his shoulders as he mentions in...
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  • How the Christian God is Compatible with Eternal Damnation
    Bradley McLain Mr. John Rauh AP English Language and Composition 19 April 2014 On the Superlatives of God Of all the characteristics applied to God by the Christian faith, the superlatives are both the most important and most difficult to comprehend. Typically, amongst Christians, God is described as omnipotent, omniscient, omni-benevolent, and omni-just. These descriptions work in conjunction with each other to create the supreme and infinite nature that is the God of the Christian...
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  • The Nature of God and Belief - 1033 Words
    a) Christians believe many different things about God's nature; due to the huge spectrum of Christians that there are. However, as a general rule they perceive God as being one of the following four things: • Personal – where God is represented as a human being. Christians believe this because it means they can directly relate to Him through one-to-one means. There are variations within this also: Some say that this Personal God is one human being that is always there for everyone, others...
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  • Disclaiming the Argument from Evil
    It is often thought that there is evil in the world, which proves that there is no God. This argument is better known as the Argument from Evil (Sober, 119). In this paper I will argue that the Argument from Evil is termed as bad and can not stand as justifiable due to non-conclusive reasoning for why evil cannot exist. I will provide specific evidence for why a particular premise pertaining to the Argument from Evil can be thrown out resulting in the absence of evidence that can rule out...
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  • The Problem of Evil - 2684 Words
    Studies in the Philosophy of Religion THE PROBLEM OF EVIL "God is the omnipotent and wholly good creator of all things" "There is evil in the world" a) EXPLAIN THESE TWO STATEMENTS AND SHOW WHY THEY ARE SAID TO BE CONTRADICTORY (20) The problem of evil is usually seen as the problem of how the existence of God can be reconciled with the existence of evil in the world. It's regarded as a logical problem, because it is based on the apparent contradiction involved in holding onto three...
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  • Is Prayer Is a Waste of Time?
    Is Prayer a waste of time? Prayer is not a waste of time because; it helps people to be calm about their feelings. They feel comforted and that someone is always listening to them. It helps some people relax, centre, and really think through their desires and troubles. This also makes me think about how James said that faith without action is dead. Prayer may not always be answered the way you expect it to be answered. For example you ask God to make you more patient. God may not make you more...
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  • There Is No Way of Knowing What God Is Like
    There is no way of knowing what God is like. Discuss this statement. For this motion, although atheists and Christians have a different view of whether God exists or not, however they can both agree with this motion. Christians believe that God is infinite (above human experience), so there is no way of knowing him, and unlike humans he is not limited. God is often described as being transcendent (above human experience), inscrutable and unknowable so it’s impossible for humans to...
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  • Religious Studies - 800 Words
    ANSWERED PRAYER When people pray, they are attempting to contact God. Many religious people claim that when they pray, they could feel that God is listening to their prayers and they feel happy, therefore they believe in God. UNANSWERED PRAYER However, some people never feel the presence of God when they pray. This is likely to make them feel that something is wrong, either they are not prayer correctly, or there is no God listening to them. They may ask others’ advice and even try harder...
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  • Why Am I an Atheist by Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh 1931 Why I am an Atheist Written: October 5–6, 1930 Source/Translated: Converted from the original Gurmukhi (Punjabi) to Urdu/Persian script by Maqsood Saqib; translated from Urdu to English by Hasan for, 2006; HTML/Proofread: Andy Blunden and Mike Bessler; CopyLeft: Creative Common (Attribute & ShareAlike) 2006. It is a matter of debate whether my lack of belief in the existence of an Omnipresent, Omniscient God is due to my arrogant pride and...
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    OFFICE OF THE PUNONG BARANGAY Barangay 62-A Sagkahan, Tacloban City September ____, 2014 Control No._____ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ May the Omnipotent God be with all of us -- a promising year of opportunities and blessings! The Barangay 62-A Sagkahan will be having a “Binibining Kalawakan ” & “Sagkahan Got Talent in connection to the upcoming Barangay Patronal Fiesta in honor to “St. Rafael the Archangel on October 24, 2014. These three events...
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  • Angelology and Satanology - 564 Words
    George Smith Theo201_D20_201120 Short Essay # 4 Angelology and Satanology What is religious or ethnic dualism? It asserts that there are two mutually hostile forces or beings in the world, the one being the source of all good, the other the source of all evil. The difference between this and what the bible says about God and Satan is this the bible doesn’t clearly say Satan is the source of all evil and at the same time it does say that God is the source of all good. The Bible clearly a...
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  • Religion: God and Moral Standards
    Final Argumentative Paper: Religion Monique Wright PHI 208 Ethics and Moral Reasoning Kathleen Andrews August 27, 2012 Final Argumentative Paper: Religion The topic that I have chosen to discuss for my final argumentative paper is “Religion”. I chose this topic because it plays a major role in my everyday life. During this paper I will discuss the most important part about religion, God. I will discuss whether the proof of the existence of God is necessary. I will then talk about the...
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  • Does god Exsist - 933 Words
    Does God Exist? It is one of the most asks questions around the world still to this day. A controversial topic which doesn’t have an answer. No way to prove, or disprove the concept that there is someone or something else that has created the universe we live in. But what is the definition of God? The definition of God is that He is omniscient (all knowing), omnipotent (all powerful), and omnibenevolent (morally perfect and all loving). This definition is most used in Philosophy of Religion and...
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  • The Problem of EvilSaint Leo University
    The Problem of Evil: Evil and Omnipotence The argument of whether God exists is an age-old debate, both sides attempting to prove their viewpoint, but neither having factual proof. Those that argue for the existence of God claim that He is wholly good, omnipotent and omniscient. However, if that were true and God did possess all three of these attributes, how is it that evil exists in the world? There is pain and suffering, crime and natural disasters that occur daily. With that being said,...
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  • Essay on Responding to H. J. Mccloskey's on Being an Atheist
    Essay on Responding to H. J. McCloskey’s On Being an Atheist by Reed Harvey Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas Instructor: C. Wayne Mayhall Due – August 17, 2012 Liberty University This paper seeks to clarify whether the claims and proofs presented by McCloskey’s article “On Being an Atheist” provide sufficient ammunition to dissuade people from maintaining their belief in God. It was McCloskey’s intent to systematically discredit God and show that life without God is a...
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  • Free Will, Moral Growth, and Evil by John Hick
    John Hick argues in this writing that the all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good Christian god is compatible with an abundance of suffering. He offers solutions to the problem of suffering which relies heavily upon a tripartite foundation. Hick divides evil into two: Moral Evil = the evil that human being cause - either to themselves or to each other. And Non-Moral Evil = the evil that is not caused by human activity - natural disasters, etc. He tries to explain that a world without pain and...
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  • The only way in which meaningful statements can be made about God is the Via Negativa
    The via negativa basically means the way of the negative, the definition of the via negativa is that God is only spoken in negative terms by saying what he is not, an example of this is that ‘God is not a bully.’ I don’t think that this is the only way that you can talk about God and this is the ethical debate that this essay will look to discuss, this idea came initially from the followers of Plato. The via negativa accepts that statements about God cannot be accurately made as God is utterly...
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  • philo - 1194 Words
    PHL101.08 Introduction to Philosophy Page 1 of 3 Paper Assignment Write a paper, following all of the instructions below. I encourage every student to submit a draft of the assigned paper by April 15th but the submission of a draft is not obligatory. The final paper is due at the end of the last class on Tuesday, May 13th. Any paper submitted after the end of the class on May 13th but by the end of the final exam on May 22nd will count only 20% instead of 25% towards your course...
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  • Descartes Belief in God - 1500 Words
    Descartes and God In his groundbreaking work, Meditations on First Philosophy, the French philosopher Rene Descartes lays the groundwork for many philosophical principles by attempting to “establish a bold and lasting knowledge” (171)1. The foundations for knowledge Descartes established would go on to influence a plethora of other philosophers and philosophical works. Descartes argues in his meditations first from the point of view of complete skepticism, using skepticism as a tool in order...
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  • Problem of Evil - 2575 Words
    The traditional problem of evil emerges when people believe in and argue for the existence of a God who is both omnipotent and wholly good. According to Mackie’s study (1955), few of the solutions to the problem of evil could stand up to criticism. Today, someone suggests an alternative: God is not perfectly good, but maximally cool. By cool he means to be free from tension or violence. Since God is maximally cool, he is not so much concerned about either eliminating evil or maximizing...
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  • Does God Exist - 1413 Words
    Phi- 231.18 Prof. Murtagh April. 23, 2012 Joe Bob Does God Exist? Does god really exists? This is an age old question that has been asked by many people over the course of many years and probably still be asked into the future. It is a question that doesn’t have a true answer in today’s society. The answer to the question will always be divided, whether god exist or not. Even between the people who agree that god does exist are divided...
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  • Philosophers profiles A2 philosophy
    Revision - Philosopher’s and their views  A.J Ayer weak verification, “mountains on the other side of the moon” Hick -eschatological verification “we’ll know at the end” -epistemic distance between us and God -Universal salvation -Replica theory -traducianism (soul inherited from parents) -Price’s mental world= consistent Price -“mental world” in which we live Karl Popper -falsification principle, true until proven otherwise Antony Flew -parable of the two gardeners, death of a thousand...
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  • Scarlet Ibis vs Simon Birch
    Analytical Overview The main theme of A Prayer for Owen Meany is religious faith--specifically, the relationship between faith and doubt in a world in which there is no obvious evidence for the existence of God. John writes on the first page of the book that Owen Meany is the reason that he is a Christian, and ensuing story is presented as an explanation of the reason why. Though the plot of the novel is quite complicated, the explanation for Owen's effect on John's faith is extremely simple:...
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  • A Critical Evaluation of the Deductive Argument from Evil
    Critically Evaluate the Deductive Argument from Evil Logically, can Evil and the “three-O” God co-exist in this universe? The deductive argument from evil says they cannot. In this essay I will explain the argument and analyze why it is valid but unsound. I will do this by discussing fallacious nature of the premise that if God were omnipotent and knew he could prevent the existence of evil without sacrificing some greater good he would then necessarily prevent it. The essay will propose...
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  • critically expose the problem of evil
    EMMANUEL SAGWETE (916) DPL 314 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION FR. A. RUTSVIGA 28 OCTOBER 2010 Critically expose the problem of evil. Evil is a privation of the good. The problem of evil “arises from the paradox of an omnibenevolent, omnipotent deity’s allowing the existence of evil” (Pojman 1987: 151). The Judeo-Christian tradition affirmed that God is omnipotent, omniscient and perfectly good. The same tradition also affirmed the existence of evil. The presence of evil, this privation of the...
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  • Descartes' First Trademark Argument
    Descartes First Trademark Argument – Essay Descartes argues that our idea of God is innate, meaning it is something inside us from birth, something that has always been there and will always be there. He believed that everybody has an idea of God being a supremely perfect being, and comes to the conclusion in his argument, that God himself put this idea there, he even said that our idea of God is like “the mark of the craftsman stamped on his work” – us being the work, the mark being our...
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  • Justification of the Goodness of God Despite Evil and Suffering
     “Why, God? Why?” This all too common phrase can be heard in every language around the world. Throughout time people have always wondered how a supposedly kind, loving, and just God could allow such suffering and evil to happen to his children. How could he create some of his children poor, while others rich? Why are some beautiful, while others ugly? Some healthy, and others sick? Some find love, and others die alone? So many times, has God’s children looked to the skies and cried...
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  • The Problem of Evil - 1445 Words
    The Argument From Evil By Peter Van Inwagen Olga Berdnikova 1000784430 ...
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  • Paradox of the Stone - 3340 Words
    88) Votes (42) ConFull resolution: Because of the scenario introduced by the paradox of the stone, the God discussed in the Christian Bible (Yahweh) absolutely cannot exist in reality. The paradox of the stone is outlined here: My opponent will explain why this paradox disproves the existence of the Christian God. Naturally, PRO will have the burden of proof. Good luck to my opponent. Report this ArgumentProThanks for posting such an interesting topic...
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  • : Does the Existence of Suffering Prove That God Does Not Exist? Does It Make It Unlikely That God Exists?
    The argument of evil is one of the most contradicting arguments in the philosophy of religion. This argument states that if evil exists how and why can God exist as well? The traditional theist believes that the definition of God is some superior being who is omnibenevolent, omnipotent and omniscient. This sums up to a being who is all good, loving, powerful and knowing, a being of such greatness is also known as God. Although this definition does create much problems to the argument of evil,...
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  • Mount Saint Helens and Ecological Succession
    Throughout history, great importance has been placed on the existence of God. Every civilization through time has sought some sort of reassurance that their is a higher being the watches over humanity. The evidence of this belief can be seen in the tombs of the Egyptians, in the sculptures of the Greeks and in the customs of the African tribes, among many other cultures. It seems that the existence of a deity is something that every culture comes to accept at some time or another. In "Would...
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  • Does God Exist - 1163 Words
    Title Does God Exist? Research compiled for The Paper Store, Enterprises Inc. By R. Anastasia Tremaine - November, 2001 VISIT -- for more information on using this paper properly! Does God Exist? : This 5 page paper explores the question, using Descartes argument as a springboard for discussion. Lack of scientific evidence of God's existence is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SA148God.rtf I. Introduction and Overview Does God exist? Perhaps there is...
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  • is god real - 1551 Words
    Do you believe in God? If so, at some point in time, someone convinced you that God does exist. They used one of the ten arguments listed herein. How solid are these arguments and how do they stand up to basic science and reason? Since the dawn of civilization there have been many arguments for the existence of God. Surprisingly, the vast majority of these arguments fall into the ten or so categories below. Not much has changed in the last 300+ years in terms of new claims or evidence. The...
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  • Critically assess the view that a concept of miracles is inconsistent with a belief in a benevolent God
    Critically assess the view that a concept of miracles is inconsistent with a belief in a benevolent God. (35 marks) Before one is able to debate the ideas of inconsistency surrounding miracles, we must define and clarify what a miracle actually is. One definition is ‘an event caused by God, this view is traditionally supported by Christians and philosophers such as Aquinas. A second definition is ‘a violation of the laws of nature’ which is most commonly associated with David Hume. These two...
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  • God Is Eternal vs Time
    Year 12 End of year Project – Attributes of God God is Eternal There are two main views of what it means to say that God is eternal: 1. God is timeless, he is outside time and not bound by time; God is the creator of time. 2. God is everlasting, he moves along the same timeline that we do but never begins or ends. The past is the past for God as well as for us and the future is unknown to us and is also to some extent unknown to God because it has not happened yet. Our understanding of what...
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  • Worldview Essay - 772 Words
    Katherine Mrs. Rego Honors World Lit 26 September 2013 Worldview Essay Christians have an important decision to make based on what they believe and what they would like to stand for. Many Christians subconsciously form a worldview based on the environment they have grown up in. Although many children agree with their parents, they need to form their own worldview based off of their own beliefs. Christians should be meticulous in the beliefs of their religion so that they may hold fast to...
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  • Philosophy of Religion, Does God Exist?
    The existence of God. The question that millions of people ask themselves each day is does God exist? What is God? Who is God? Throughout my life I have never questioned the existence of God; God just IS. However, there exists beings who need an explanation to how God can possibly exist as an eternal, all-powerful and all-knowing being. Through three different arguments, this paper examines some rational arguments for the existence of and eternal being, God. The first argument states...
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  • The World Is so Orderly That God Must Have Created It
    ‘The world is so orderly that God must have created it.’ Discuss. The world can be a magnificent place and many would say that it is the most intricate and complex creation to ever exist. There are many examples of ‘order’ and design in the world. Some people believe that these designs are so complex; that they must have been designed for the world to be this way, and that this designer is God. Others oppose this view and believe that the world was not created by God but due to other reasons....
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