phill 2 chapter 2

phill 2 chapter 2 - Lauren Rynders Dr. T. Faulders...

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Lauren Rynders Dr. T. Faulders Philosophy 102 February 6, 2009 Q. 2 Francis Collins Language of God (New York, 2006), Chapter 2 Collins discusses four philosophical problems that he believes to be particularly pique, and among the top concerns faced by anyone considering a decision about belief in God. The first question he faces is, “Isn’t the idea of God just wish fulfillment? (p. 35)” He uses Armand Nicholi’s The Question of God , in which C.S. Lewis argues that god is not the kind of benevolent coddling and indulgence we might be looking for. God is portrayed as more of a father figure, and Collins says, “Does not a child…experience ambivalent feelings toward parents, including a desire to be free? (p. 38)” Collins turns the argument on its head, and says that the void within us that desires a god, might point to a god. The next question Collins discusses is “What about all the harm done in the name of religion? (p. 39)” When confronted with the question “ that terrible things have been done in the name of religion,
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2009 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Faulders during the Spring '09 term at Santa Barbara City.

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