BELIEVING IN GOD
- (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. Also, if the world has been designed, the world must have a designer and the only possible designer of the universe would be God. Therefore the appearance of design in the world proves that God exists. Moreover, there are plenty of evidence that the universe has been designed such as laws of science, DNA, Evolution etc