Religious Studies- Believing in God

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1 Influences of Belief
1.1 Religious Upbringing
1.1.1 There is an idea that you cannot be born a christan, However, PARENTS will heavily influence your beliefs If parents believe in God children are more likely to grow up to share the belief
1.1.2 Religious traditions and festivals that children grow up to continue e.g. sunday church
1.1.3 Relgious communities/ Religious schools have a heavy influence on children
1.1.4 Baptisms and christenings
1.1.5 Although many christians believe children should make their own decisions, christian parents choose to include their children in their religious practises.
1.2 Religious Experiences
1.2.1 People claim to experience god through reading holy scriptures such as the bible.
1.2.2 People also contract god through prayer Unanswered prayers Evil and suffering If a person were to experience suffering,, especially as a result of natural evil they may doubt gods power, love and presence. If a person were not to have their prayers answered they may doubt gods presence and love
1.2.3 People who have experienced miracles may spark a belief in a loving god
1.2.4 Numinous Experiences can spark a belief of god in people as they are so in awe of natures perfection they begin to consider the idea of design.
2 Origins of the world and universe
2.1 Design Argument
2.1.1 Supported by Intricate design of life/universe Thumb print individuality Watch makers theory
2.2 Cause Arguement
2.2.1 Supported by Principle of cause and effect Two possibilities of origional cause Chain continues back forever You finally reach an origional starting point a 'first cause' God? Big Bang?
2.3 Scientific explainations
2.3.1 Can spark agnostic/ atheist beliefs
2.3.2 Evolution Proof and supported scientific theory
2.3.3 The Big Bang Supported by First Cause idea Supported scientific theory
3 Religious Responses
3.1 Evil and Suffering
3.1.1 Result of adam and eve
3.1.2 Humans have free will and choose to be evil but they will be punished
3.1.3 Suffering can test faith but it is also important to aid people who are suffering
3.1.4 Result of Satan?
3.2 Unanswered prayers
3.2.1 can be test of faith in that god gives spiritiual not literal answers
3.2.2 Can lose faith in Gods love, power and presence
3.3 Scientific explainations
3.3.1 Christians have varied views: Bible taken literally: God created everything and adam and eve Some believe both they take genesis to be symbolic Roman Catholics accept big bang theory
4 Key Words
4.1 Agnosticism
4.1.1 A belief that its impossible to know whter or not there is a god.
4.2 Prayer
4.2.1 An attempt to contact god
4.3 Conversion
4.3.1 When someones life is changed after becoming a follower of faith
4.4 Free will
4.4.1 The ability to choose how to behave
4.5 Miracle
4.5.1 An event believed to be the work of god
4.6 Moral Evil
4.6.1 Suffering caused by human beings
4.7 Atheism
4.7.1 The denial of any existence of a god
4.8 Natural Evil
4.8.1 Suffering caused in the natural world
4.9 Omniscient
4.9.1 All knowing
4.10 Omnipotent
4.10.1 All powerful
4.11 Omni-benevolent
4.11.1 All loving
4.12 Numinious
4.12.1 An experience that inspires awe and wonder, can spark belief in design arguement

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