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Shawn Varghese Philosophy 1000-C Zachary Davis March 16, 2008 Augustine’s Confessions Where can we find the idea of God? Is faith all that’s needed to believe in something we cannot see? Augustine once thought that, but now believes that the idea of God is in the memory of people; that is how we know God without ever seeing Him. Augustine knows this because just as we can re-experience an emotion or visualize an image without reliving the moment, we can know God. The idea of God is ingrained in our minds, we have just forgotten it. What we know of God is learned before we before were born. As God’s creation, all of humanity has knowledge of God within them. Like we don’t know all of our mind or memory, we also don’t know all of God. But the hidden knowledge of God can be found, we just have to look. Something that is universally agreed upon is that everyone seeks to find happiness or joy. But really that pursuit of joy is the journey to seek God. Although the search for joy often lies in earthly pleasures, the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PHI 14409 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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