Belief in the existence of a god on the evidence of reason and nature only, with rejection of supernatural revelation [god created everything but rejected it- he did not care to rule or oversee it. 1 either god exists or pigs can fly 2 pigs cannot fly 3 therefore, god exists i know this sounds ridiculous i thought i would open with a bit o. Skeptics often object that belief in the christian god, or any god at all, is a matter of having blind faith without any rational reason for one's beliefs but faith doesn't have to be blind god created us with thinking minds and he wants us to use them, and he gives us reason to believe in him. The veritas forum invites students and faculty to ask life's hardest questions is belief in god irrational belief in god is rational. The claim that rational belief in god requires the support of evidence or argument is usually rooted in a view of the structure of knowledge that has come to be known as ‘classical foundationalism’ classical foundationalists take a pyramid or a house as metaphors for their conceptions of knowledge or rationality. Why is it more rational to lack belief in god than to have belief in god simple original question: why is it irrational to believe in gods.
Rational definition taken from google: based on or in accordance with reason or logic there is no provable logic involved with any belief in any god all sense data is excluded for starters. Pascal argues that a rational person should live as though god exists and seek to believe in god if god does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc), whereas they stand to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in heaven) and avoid infinite losses (eternity in hell. A critical look at pascal's wager, the argument that belief in god is rational whether or not there is evidence for god's existence, because it is in our interests to believe. But at the same time, the comfort that theism and afterlife belief bring to people in times of intense pain and suffering is often remarkable so if we are going to bash it for its downside, we also need to praise it for its positives st augustine (among others) has written that belief in god is rational. – is it rational to believe in god have questions start your journey. Pascal’s wager is an attempt to justify belief in god not with an appeal to evidence for his existence but rather with an appeal to self-interest it is in our interests to believe in the god of christianity, the argument suggests, and it is therefore rational for us to do so.
1 belief in god is logical god's fingerprints cover the universe it is irrational to believe that the universe was created out of nothingness dear [insert name of your secularist friend or family member who does not understand why you no longer share their hatred of traditional religion anymore. There are other reasons why belief in god is rational, which i discuss in the faith, my new book, to be published in january there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that the universe is the product of intelligence, not chance. Belief in god is far more rational than atheism logic can show that there is a god if you look at the universe with common sense and an open mind, you'll find that it's full of god's fingerprints a good place to start is with an argument by thomas aquinas, the great 13th century philosopher and theologian. Regardless of whether god exists, then, theists have it better than atheists hence belief in god is the most rational belief to have b the expectations argument.
If verifiable evidence for god exists, then belief in god’s existence is rational by contrast, prejudicial rejection of such evidence — including scientistic insistence on scientific evidence alone (inapplicable to most life decisions) — is arguably irrational. And belief in god is rational, or reasonable, or rationally acceptable, on this view, only if there are other propositions with respect to which it is thus evident. The question of whether belief in god is rational or not seems presume an answer to a prior, and perhaps more important question – namely: do we want belief in god to be rational, as opposed to being fruitful, joyous, beautiful, etc. View test prep - plantinga-is-belief-in-god-rational from gman 505 at saint marys college of california is belief in god rational alvin plantinga, in rationality and religious belief, 1979 what i.
As a christian, the thought of my life without god in it is horrifying a life without god would mean there would be no transcendent being who is good that i can rely on, who cares about the details of my life, who gives me purpose or that loves me. Belief in god, according to atheists, is irrational, illogical, and dumb belief that the universe created itself is, they say, intelligent, rational, and based in science this is simply false. Evidence would make me believe in some god what is also required for rational belief is that a person attempts to assess some of the non-rational.
Pragmatic arguments have often been employed in support of theistic belief theistic pragmatic arguments are not arguments for the proposition that god exists they are arguments that believing that god exists is rational the most famous theistic pragmatic argument is pascal's wager. Belief in god, according to atheists, is irrational, illogical, and dumb belief that the universe created itself is, they say, intelligent, rational, and based in. Faith, we're told, is required for belief in god (at least for the god of judaism, christianity, islam) faith, by definition, is not rational, but is faith irrational. The cosmological argument open the door for a rational belief in god, and when added, the second argument strengthens our case for a rational belief in god the second. How can the answer be improved.
Christian doctrine from bible theology ministries is for christians who want to learn true doctrine and others who are seeking god. Both science and religion depend on each other as they try to answer the same question of whether god exists the definition of rational involves clear and vivid thinking, complete and accurate information, and no faulty conditioning what is belief everyone has a belief system, whether they. I was reading authors like richard dawkins, jl mackie and plantinga, trying to figure out whether or not believing in god is a for of rational. The cosmological argument open the door for a rational belief in god, and when added, the second argument strengthens our case for a rational belief in god the second argument is based on design and is the teleological argument. Free essay: whether god exists or not has been in discussion for thousands of years, and an important discussion whether it is rational to believe in god or.