Belief in God

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GCSE Philosophy (Religion and Life) Mind Map on Belief in God, created by mhancoc3 on 03/04/2014.

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Belief in God
1 Reasons for believing in God
1.1 Religious Upbringing
1.1.1 Parents
1.1.1.1 Have babies baptised
1.1.1.1.1 Promise to teach about God and bring up christian children
1.1.1.1.2 As part of the sacrament they encourage belief.
1.1.1.2 Teach you to pray
1.1.1.2.1 They think God listens to their prayers.
1.1.2 Education and surroundings
1.1.2.1 Church
1.1.2.1.1 so many people
1.1.2.2 Sunday School
1.1.2.2.1 Learn more and understand
1.1.2.3 Church school
1.1.2.3.1 Christianity becomes a normal thing in life.
1.1.3 Vows and experience.
1.1.3.1 Confirmation
1.1.3.1.1 Learn more in confirmation lessons
1.2 Religious Experience
1.2.1 The numinous
1.2.1.1 Feels presence of God when they see beauty
1.2.1.2 Feel something greater than them
1.2.1.2.1 Father Yves Dubois whilst praying before a statue of Our Lady,
1.2.2 Conversion
1.2.2.1 Commit yourself to God
1.2.2.1.1 During civil war, Raymond Nader felt the numinous and committed himself, giving up his fighting
1.2.2.2 Feels born again
1.2.3 Miracles
1.2.3.1 Breaks science, only God explains
1.2.3.1.1 Terminal illness patient, cured, how?
1.2.4 Prayer
1.2.4.1 Feel contact with God
1.3 Design Argument
1.3.1 Evidence
1.3.1.1 DNA
1.3.2 Paley's Watch
1.3.3 Pros
1.3.3.1 There is evidence
1.3.3.1.1 must have a designer
1.3.3.2 Must be God
1.3.4 Cons
1.3.4.1 Evidence for lack of design
1.3.4.2 Science explains
1.3.4.3 Not necessarily God
1.4 Causation argument
1.4.1 Domino effect
1.4.2 Temp leads to ice melting
1.4.3 Must be an original cause
1.4.3.1 God
1.4.4 Cons
1.4.4.1 Why stop at God
1.4.4.2 Why God
2 Scientific Theories on the origins of the world
2.1 Big Bang
2.1.1 Thermo-dynamics
2.1.1.1 Matter is eternal
2.1.1.1.1 Can't be created or destroyed
2.1.2 Life cycle of a star
2.1.3 start of life on Earth
2.1.4 Evidence
2.1.4.1 Red shift
2.2 Evolution
2.2.1 Evidence
2.2.1.1 Fossils
2.2.1.2 Similarities between species
2.2.2 Survival of the fittest
2.2.3 Genetic research
2.3 Leads to Atheism
2.3.1 No reference to God
3 Religious response to Science
3.1 Science is true but caused by God
3.1.1 It was perfect timing
3.1.2 God made the scientific laws
3.1.3 Life on Earth requires Carbon, supplied by God
3.2 Science is wrong, Bible is right
3.2.1 evidence is explained by Noah's flood (totally changing rock formations)
3.2.2 creationism
3.3 Both are right
3.3.1 God's day may be millions or billions of years
3.3.2 it all fits together like a jigsaw
4 Unanswered Prayer, Evil and Suffering
4.1 Prayer
4.1.1 Leads to Atheism
4.1.1.1 Not got the Numinous
4.1.1.1.1 can't exist
4.1.1.2 Not answered
4.1.2 Religious Response
4.1.2.1 Too selfish
4.1.2.2 Too Personal
4.1.2.3 Human parents don't always give children what they want
4.1.2.4 Trust God's love to do what is best for us
4.1.2.5 The answer may just be no...
4.2 Evil
4.2.1 Moral Evil
4.2.1.1 Abuse of free will
4.2.2 Natural Evil
4.2.2.1 Volcano's
4.2.3 Leads to rejection of God
4.2.3.1 Omnipotent - could remove evil
4.2.3.2 Omni-benevolent - wants to remove evil
4.2.3.3 If he exists why do we suffer?
4.2.3.4 Why would he design a world with natural evil?
4.2.3.5 Why does he not stop people?
4.2.3.6 Omniscient - knew what would happen, why not prevent it?
4.2.4 Religious response
4.2.4.1 There is a reason for leaving it
4.2.4.2 Want's us to help ourselves
4.2.4.3 He gave us free will
4.2.4.4 To teach us a lesson
4.2.4.5 He may want those that die through natural evil in heaven

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