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Notes on Religious Reasoning

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Notes on Religious Reasoning 4481

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Carly Ott
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Typed notes on Religious Reasoning from his lecture in class
Writing and Reasoning
Richard Davis
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carly Ott on Friday March 27, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 4481 at Washington State University taught by Richard Davis in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 30 views.


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Date Created: 03/27/15
Religious Reasoning 0 Do questions about the existence of God exhaust existence reasoning o Is religious reasoning just about the existence of God Pascal s Wager 0 Appeals to human selfinterest not argumentation to prove God s existence 0 Naturally inclined to want the best for us It is consequentialist deals with the consequences of believing or not 0 Saying you should be believe in God 0 Premise 1 God s existence is possible and so is His nonexistence o Premise 2 If one believes in God and He exists that person receives infinite reward And if He does not exist he does not lose anything 0 Premise 3 If one does not believe and God exists you get infinite punishment and if he does not exist he loses nothing 0 Premise 4 Better to receive a reward or lose nothing than to receive punishment or lose nothing 0 Premise 5 better to believe that to not believe 0 Premise 6 If one course of action is better than another it should be followed Therefore belief is rational and nonbelief is irrational o Pascal s Wager does not prove the existence but is an argument on why people should believe in God 0 Believing in God should not be aboutjust avoiding punishment belief is not the same as faith 0 Also known as quotwhat if you are wrong argument Ontological Argument 0 Focuses on concepts otologists believe concepts are just as real as physical objects 0 Premise 1 Concept of God encompassesimplies perfection o Premise 2 Perfection encompasses existence 0 Conclusion Therefore God exists 0 How the concept of God fits into our society Cosmological Argument 0 Existence of the world and all of its rules laws complexity etc is proof of the existence of God World is too perfect to just exist there has to be a creator 0 Biggest criticism where did God come from Argument from Experience 0 Tries to talk about God without talking about metaphysics Religious reasoning is not just about existence has to be more than that 0 because existence of God is not a question for people who believe which is 92 of the world Says for the people who have faith their faith is an experience 0 Proven by science from studies looking at the brain 0 Experience is action from the real world since people s faith is an experience therefore it proves the existence of God Focus on the experience people have and ignoring metaphysics people have a hard time arguing against this


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