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Unformatted text preview: Kevin Pintauro 1 Kevin Pintauro God the Creator of Heaven and Earth, and the Conscious Free Will November 20, 2006 Creighton University Kevin Pintauro 2 Abstract Page If there is one thing that humans know for certain it is that nothing is for certain. The question of the existence of an afterlife or God is perhaps one the greatest questions ever fathomed because it is a question that is un-testable. It cannot be scientifically studied (because it is un-testable) and can only be left to speculation and circumstantial evidence. Religions such as Catholicism, Judaism and Islam have very similar laws that were passed down from God. During the rise of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church and the Pope began to act more like an emperor ruling an empire than the spiritual pathway to God. The Church spread the word of God with swords rather than mouths as did Islam. People were forced to convert out of fear and worshipped under the threat of damnation more so than they did from the promise of salvation. The Church then made the mistake of associating science with divine law such as the earth centered solar system. When such a concept was proven false with reason they rejected it and labeled these people as heretics. The Church has a terrible history of associating divinity with reason and being wrong. Our modern day heliocentric theory can be said to be the theory of evolution. What many religious people dont realize is that regardless of whether or not these things are true or not, it doesnt have to mean it is against God in any way. It could very well have been the way God made it to be. I absolutely believe in God, but absolutely have no faith in the ever-changing laws of man. God has given us total free will and the responsibility to take care of ourselves and our own. We should not expect any divine intervention and plan our lives and assume responsibility accordingly. Kevin Pintauro 3 Throughout history, people have asked the question Does God exist? Also throughout history, an overwhelming majority of people have always believed in some form of a divine power. Of course though, one should not believe in God just because everyone else does. But why though is God believed by so many? Could God just be some form of covert control of the masses? God (or gods) has evolved in many ways over the course human history (along with human knowledge) from pantheism and polytheism to more monotheistic-like ones today. polytheism to more monotheistic-like ones today....
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