exam ##1 - Christian theism-God is personal creator and...

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Christian theism -God is personal creator and sustainer of the universe. Deism- ( God is creator and sustainer of the universe) The belief in the existence of a God or supreme being but denial of revealed religion, belief is based on the light of nature and reason. -watch maker Naturalism -The universe is all that there is 1. Think behavior is consequence of interactions. 2. NO sin in naturalism 3. Do not blame any one. Nihilism -Belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement. (Child of Naturalism) Existentialism - humans realize they exist and can therefore make choice due to consciousness Eastern Monism -The universe is one. The soul of each and every human being is one with the cosmos. New Age - The New Age is in fact a free-flowing spiritual movement; a network of believers and practitioners who share somewhat similar beliefs and practices, which they add on to whichever formal religion that they follow. Islam- A monotheistic religion characterized by the acceptance of the doctrine of submission to God and to Muhammad as the chief and last prophet of God. Be able to critique and point out weaknesses in these worldviews. Know the chronological order in which Western worldviews developed. From Theism to Existentialism Theism - God is personal creator and sustainer of the universe Deism - God is creator and sustainer of the universe Naturalism - The universe is all that there is. Nihilism - Everything is meaningless. Existentialism - humans realize they exist and can therefore make choice due to consciousness Be able to discuss the theories of Jesus’ resurrection. Christianity: really happened Hallucination: Apostles were deceived Myth: Apostles created myth Conspiracy: most famous lie in history Swoon: Jesus resuscitated not resurrected . Outline the basic arguments for Christian Theism. Some things undeniably exists My nonexistence is possible Whatever has the possibility not to exist is currently caused to exist by another There cannot be an infinite regress of current causes of existence Therefore, a first uncaused cause of my current existence exists This uncaused cause must be infinite This uncaused cause is God Therefore God exists This God is identical to the God described in the Christian Scriptures
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Therefore the God described in the Bible exists Outline and discuss Russell’s basic arguments. 1.)  If everything must have a cause, then God must have a cause.  If there can be anything  without a cause, it may just as well be the world as God.  -There must be a cause for god? How do we know that he was the beginning?  2.)  If there was a reason for the laws which God gave, then God Himself was subject to law, and  therefore you do not get any advantage by introducing God as intermediary. 
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