GHUM EXAM 2 STUDY GUIDE

GHUM EXAM 2 STUDY GUIDE - GHUM STUDY GUIDE TEST 2 1...

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GHUM – STUDY GUIDE – TEST 2 1. Creationist theorists believe that a supernatural agent working w/a conscious purpose is the originator of the universe and human life. Naturalistic theorists believe that human life emerged on Earth as part of a blind process that is not the product of any intelligent design. These theories provide answers to the origin of human life, in a naturalistic world, life has no predetermined meaning, and in a creationist world, an intelligent designer had some purpose in mind for us but leave undetermined the purpose. 2. Activities that enrich life or provide it with meaning, as discussed by Karl Britton are, work, however that might be a means to an end, loyalty to an institution, such as a state or church, and participating in activities through that institution. More activities are activities you can do with your family and serving others. Some limitations are if something happens to your family, or if you are too lazy to do good in the world. Not just one of these provides the meaning of life, but all combined could very well provide a meaning of life. 3. Religion gives unique meaning to human life, a meaning unavailable in a secular world view. The good life for human beings requires both meaning and autonomy, where autonomy is less important than meaning, and religion allows both meaning and autonomy. Religious truth helps to enhance human autonomy, because if theism is true then we have a satisfying explanation of the existence of the universe. For the problem set forth, do we know if theism is true, Walker states not with certainty but it would be good for us to live as though theism were true, as Pascal suggested. 4. Epicurean’s hedonism states that the good life for human beings consists in obtaining pleasure and
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course GHUM 102 taught by Professor Veltman during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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