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" Previous generations thought they knew what was true and what was right. We know today that they were often wrong. The old authorities have lost their authority. Nothing is certain anymore."(

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" Previous generations thought they knew what was true and what was right. We know today that they were often wrong. The old authorities have lost their authority. Nothing is certain anymore." (a) Outline some textual, religious, ethical, or philosophical issues from your studies in which traditional views are challenged by modern views. (b) Examine and assess the traditional and modern views on one of these issues with reference to the above claim. a). Outline some textual, religious, ethical or philosophical issues from your studies in which traditional views are challenged by modern views. a). In the early 1950's, questions like "Does God really exist?" weren't even thought of. Theories such as Evolution or The Big Bang would have been considered as just a silly made up story or a pack of lies. Why? People in the 1950s didn't have the technology and scientific equipment to theorise what we know today. They only knew what was provided for them at the time. God was real, we were all created by an all powerful, loving and knowing God, and the world was a result of his divine creation. Today we have theories, beliefs and knowledge that some of the things previous generations thought they knew were right may in fact not have been so. ...read more.

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Seems to suggest to me the morality of previous generations. The issues of abortion or marriage perhaps. When people were married it was a commitment not to be taken lightly, and the authorities at the time made sure everyone was clear on that fact. Marriage was a bind, a bond to another person that really meant something back then. The vows were to be taken very seriously..."till death do us part". God made woman for man in the beginning and if you chose not to marry you were considered to be abusing that gift from God. Abortion was wrong, Life was sacred, a gift and one that should not be destroyed. If a young man made a young woman pregnant, he was expected to face his responsibilities like a man and marry the girl, for it was very wrong in those times to be with child and not be married. I wouldn't necessarily say that these views were wrong but perhaps people were scared of what the consequences would be if they didn't follow society or more importantly follow the teachings and sayings of Jesus as it says in the Bible. For example Deuteronomy chapter 22 verse 13-30 talks about the way things should be in marriage and divorce and sex before marriage was considered wrong by the lord, and so that is why people from earlier generations believed in these morals. ...read more.

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The Design Argument then fights back by suggesting that the world was not created by the Big Bang or Evolution and the survival of the fittest, just because of the evidence that we see around us. The world that we live in today has great beauty and almost design and so theists believe that an explosion or anything else, other than a divine creator, couldn't have possibly created such a beautiful world. David Hume, in his dialogues concerning Natural religion 1779, said that if the human experience of design were valid, the design argument would prove that the universe has a designer. All these views although they haven't been around very long, seem to suggest that the existence of a divine creator is tunnel vision and old fashioned. These modern views have challenged theology to its limit but I feel that no matter what new theories and views are thought of, there will always be room for beliefs in the existence of God because some people believe that God isn't meant to be explained or proved, for if it was what would we have to look forward to. The existence of heaven and hell would be proved and no one would have the mysterious quality in their lives anymore. Some things just aren't meant to be explained or proved. ...read more.

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