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The Existence of God - questions and answers.

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´╗┐BELIEVING IN GOD 1. (a) What is a natural evil? (2 marks) Natural evil are things that cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans such as Natural disasters such as Tsunamis or earthquake (b) Do you think scientific explanations of the world show that God does not exist? Give two reasons for your view point (4) Yes, I do think that scientific explanations of the world show that god does not exist because of scientific theories, as it shows how the world has been designed with solid evidence such as the evolution where simple life forms developed into complex life forms. Therefore science can explain the appearance of design without needing god. Also, natural elements such as volcanoes and earthquakes, no designed could have created these things. (c) Explain why the design argument leads some people to believe in God (8 marks) The design argument approves of God?s existence as it say anything that has been designed needs a designer and only god could have created something as wonderful as the universe. ...read more.

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If you experience something that seems to break all the laws of science, and the only explanation you can think of is God, you will start believing in God. 3. If a person prays and their prayer is answered ( for example, when someone prays for sick loved one to recover and they do) they will believe God must exist d) ?There is no evidence that God?s exists.? 1. Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3) 2. Give reasons why some people may disagree with you (refer to one religion) (3) Science explains all the evidence for design, etc., much better than God, so there is no evidence in the world for God?s existence. People?s experiences of God cannot be regarded as evidence because most people who say God speaks to them are locked away in mental hospitals for being deranged. Finally, the evidence of religion is not evidence at all because some religions say God is one, some say he is a Omni-benevolent, omnipotent and, some say there are many gods, and there is no evidence to say which religion is correct What is moral evil? ...read more.

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Give reasons why some people may disagree with you (3) I do not agree because I am an atheist and not an agnostic. I think that science, the Big bang theory, DNA evolution are a compelling proof that God not exist because he did not create the universe or people. Also, if God existed, surely he would sent only one holy book, he would allow only one religion Furthermore, the fact of evil and suffering in the world proves that God does not exist, because an all-good and all-powerful being would not allow only one religion. The evidence of science, the problem of evil and suffering, and the huge problems of different religions convince me that there is no God and so I disagree with the statement. 1. I can see why some people would disagree with me because evidence such as design seems to disapprove it. In the same way the first cause argument seems to prove God?s existence, but then there is the question of what caused God. Then the religious evidence to prove God?s existence such as miracles, holy books etc can be explained in non-religious ways. So it seems logical to say there is not enough evidence either way, so they are agnostics ...read more.

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