The reasoning for the gods existence in the religious conceptualization

This form of the Projection Fallacy is especially powerful when it comes to the emotionally fraught questions about our own significance.

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However, to use it to infer that a miracle has taken place and an answered prayer is certainly a miracle is to subvert it. None of this is particularly good for the world, but it has been good for Cass Seltzer.

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Trigg, Roger. Hence, to begin to act as if p were true is at least to embark upon a course of action that makes belief in p more likely.

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Moreland, J. However, this view, Street claims, is scientifically implausible.

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You: Yes. Everyone agrees that the mere existence of a concept does not entail that there are examples of that concept; after all, we can know what a unicorn is and at the same time say "unicorns don't exist. The most extreme example of this position is called fideism, which holds that faith is simply the will to believe, and argues that if God's existence were rationally demonstrable, faith in its existence would become superfluous. The Challenge of Science Over the last several hundred years there has been tremendous growth in scientific understanding of the world in such fields as biology, astronomy, physics, and geology. These four responses were summed, yielding an average composite of 2. It asks us to believe in a compassionate God who would be moved to pity by the desperate pleas of some among us — but not by the equally desperate pleas of others among us. Her work is so mathematical that almost no one would suspect it has anything to do with mental life. The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology. The next morning, in the dewy grass in the shadow of the Cascades, I fell on my knees and accepted this truth — that God is God, that Christ is his son and that I am giving my life to that belief. Kant, I. Together with The Argument from A Wonderful Life, it appears to be supported by a few cherry-picked examples, but in fact is refuted by the much larger number of counterexamples it ignores: the prayers that go unanswered, the people who do not live wonderful lives. From the ancient Greeks to the medieval Japanese people to the Native Americans , the same arguments for and against deities have been found.

Moral actions are thus not determined by results or consequences but by the maxims on which they are based.

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