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...APOLOGETICS Apologetics: All Religions lead to the same God June 28, 2009 All Religions lead to the same God Since the beginning of civilization andeven as the early stone age hunter gatherer, settled in caves, religion has always helped to hold and divided people. There are more than 9500 religions in the world and while they have their differences in the nature of prayers and gods, they all seem have the same belief that prayer and obedience to their own god will help the disciple to attain salvation and meets their material and spiritual needs. At times, belief in the greatness of ones own god has lead to fanatic behavior and absolute intolerance for...
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...apologetics tools as a way of engaging incorrect or illogical points made by the film. At the early portion of “The Root of All Evil”, Dawkins expresses “I think the idea of a divine creator belittles the elegant reality of the universe.” Dawkins readily dismisses the notion of God as he proceeds to explicate Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Allegorically, he utilizes the fictitious ‘Mountain... Critical Response to “The Root of All Evil” by Richard Dawkins Describe in 2-3 paragraphs the basic plotline/structure/argument of the film. On substantiating his documentary of “The Root of All Evil”, atheist and scientist Richard Dawkins explored some of the prominent centers of...
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...apologetics to Christian ministry has an important relevance in the contemporary world as it helps the followers of Christ to defendtheir faith against the objections and doubts as well as to expose the apparent blemishes of the other world views. The three most important reasons for including apologetics as a part of my ministry are 1) it strengthens believers who have emotional struggles, factual doubts, and questions about their beliefs 2) it is useful in witnessing to the non-believers, and 3) it helps the faithful in understanding and validating the authority of the Holy Scripts. According to Gary R Habermas, "applying apologetics to ministry can profitably be utilized... in...
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The Evedentialist view
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...apologetics today, evidentialism seeks to show the truth of the religion by demonstrating its factuality compared to the classical views, which regard logic as the primary criterion of truth and faith. The evidentialist view assigns the criterion of belief on the basis of facts and not just reason2; one finds evidences and factual data that prove the existence of what is believed to be the truth. In the modern world, people, due to the availability of many points... ? The Evidentialist view Mentor July 16, The Evidentialist view To see is to believe. This famous line sums up what mostpeople believe nowadays. Tangible things are the most believable of all; things in existence of which people believe but...
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...Apologetics or Christian Apologetics. Question twelve: when Jesus was dying on the cross there was an earthquake which tore the curtain separating the holy of holies and the main sanctuary in the temple of Jerusalem. This symbolized the beginning a new direct relationship between man and God. This was the start of the new church. Question thirteen: Hellenistic Judaism. Question fourteen: The Jews reacted to this by resisting the Menelaus measures. Some escaped to the wilderness, others by martyrdom and others by staging active revolt. Question fifteen: John the Baptist, Theudas, and Simon bar Kochba all have one... Quiz B Question one: The Jews were in the Babylonian exile. This was after the...
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The case of christ
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...apologetics who, according... and Number The Case for Christ Christianity is considered to be the biggest religion in today’s world. According to the article “Major Religions of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents,” in 2005, it was estimated that over 2 billion people identified themselves as Christians (“Major Religions Ranked by Size”). The central figure within this particular religion is Jesus Christ who most Christians believe is the Son of God, was crucified, and resurrected three days later. As the world become more and more secular and scientific, many people have come to question Christianity and subsequently the mystery surrounding Jesus Christ. From this movement has come the Christian...
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Discussion Board final
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...apologetics/ap0076.html>. Tyler, Steven. "Is Mankind a Threat to the Environment?" 29 October 2007. voices.yahoo.com. 27 June 2012 . Wozniak, Piotr. "Is knowledge "good" or "neutral"?" October 2002. supermemo.com. 27 June 2012 .... Discussion Board: Final Question One strongly believes that the Bible is the inspired word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. As acknowledged and explained by Gray (2001) from the Catholic Education Resource Center, “reading literally should mean reading for the authors intention. In our culture, however, there is much ambiguity in the use of the word "literal." Indeed, many will misunderstand our meaning if we claim to read the Bible for its literal meaning, taking that as a slavish bondage to the ...
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Science and Religion: Are they compatible
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...Apologetics/PlantingaOpeningStatement.pdf. Accessed on 14 June 2011. Dennett, Daniel Clement and Alvin Plantinga. Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.... Science and Religion: Are they compatible? Plantinga strongly asserted that there might be science and religion conflict as one may come to think of it, but he believes that there is actually a contradiction between naturalism and science and not on theistic religion and science (Dennett and Plantinga 10; American Philosophical Association Central Division Conference 1). In this point, it is evident that Plantinga is trying to create a view that science and religion can support each other in line with one...
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The relationship between polar bears, antarctic ice sheet, sea level rise and humans
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...apologetics/global_warming.html>.... 22 March The relationship between polar bears, Antarctic ice sheet, sea level rise and humans: Sea level is expected to rise in level by as many as 7 to 12 inches as a result of the readily melting glaciers all over the world and particularly in Antarctica and Greenland. A research was recently conducted to study the effect of gravity changes on the melting rate of ice in Antarctica “as measured by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite” (Deem). As a result of the study, it was found that every year, 153 km3 of ice is melting away which is quite sufficient to cause an overall increase of 2 inches in the sea level every century. The research found variation in the extent of loss of ice in various regions of...
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...apologetics website and a paper published there by John Woodrappe, M.A. Geology, B.A. Biology where he states that the science involved with ring width measurements currently that show tree rings occur no more than once a year... , and as a result this is something that cannot be debated unless you look at possibility of numerous disturbances occurring which could theoretically have changed the chronology. (Woodrappe 2) Unfortunately, this is a hypothesis that others have disproved and that Dawkins himself finds interesting. Unfortunately, the science attempted by the apologetics site is such that it is not provable and is not currently peer reviewed. Another interesting view...
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...apologetics website and a paper published there by John Woodrappe, M.A. Geology, B.A. Biology where he states that the science involved with ring width measurements currently that show tree rings occur no more than once a year... , and as a result this is something that cannot be debated unless you look at possibility of numerous disturbances occurring which could theoretically have changed the chronology. (Woodrappe 2) Unfortunately, this is a hypothesis that others have disproved and that Dawkins himself finds interesting. Unfortunately, the science attempted by the apologetics site is such that it is not provable and is not currently peer reviewed. Another interesting view...
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Gross, Jan T. Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland. Princeton, N.J.: Penguin Books, 2001
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...apologetics, for example, the Jewish apologetics distorts the particular message he seeks to convey to the readers. The book attempts to make a call for the Poles, Germans or Jewish for their history responsibility. However, this can only be achieved by at least studying and touching on the history of Polish-Jewish hostility and competition to showcase the aspect of chauvinism in both sides. Therefore, the inability of Gross to give the book this historical setting culminates to the serious impairment of the moral appeal of his book. Therefore... Gross, Jan T. Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne Published: Poland Publisher: Princeton, N.J Pengium Books Date: 2001 Student’s name...
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Discuss the definition and Sources of Christain Theology and how is Systematic Theology related to Christain Ethics
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...apologetic theory, practical theology, exegetical theology, biblical theology and practical theology. Apologetic Theology Apologetical Theology deals with the questions arising from the Christian faith. The many questions that arise from the apologetics one being, how can they know if Christianity is right? Through a clear understanding of Christian apologetics, one can defend Christianity. The fact that the years use Before Christ (BC) and After Christ (AC) is a hint to show that Christ existed. It makes the Christian faith... CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY By Location Christian Theology Introduction Christian theology is the study of religion that deal with the Christian belief and how they practice their...
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Universalism,impartialism, & utilitarianism
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...Apologetics and Research... ?Universalism, Impartialism, & Utilitarianism The world and the people in it have certain beliefs and principles that govern it which determines one’s destiny. Two of the most powerful theories that have affected and are still affecting how people shape their mindset, goals, and life would be Universalist and Impartialist theories. Universalism is a theory that hinges on a central belief that all people are saved. This salvation has been paid in the most expensive and precious price of the body and blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross. A lot of people ask why it was necessary for Jesus’ sacrifice and Universalists believe that it is the only way for sinful humans...
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...Apologetics." Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. "Christian Conduct > Parents Duty to Their Children | Charles E. Orr." Timeless Truths Free Online Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. "Sibling Rivalry: Your Child: University of Michigan Health System." N.p., Web. 28 Apr. 2014. Goldenthal, Peter. Beyond Sibling Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Become Cooperative, Caring, and Compassionate. New York: H. Holt, 2000.... Due The basis of sibling rivalry according to Peter Goldenthal From the beginning of time, families have been marred by siblings’ rivalry. This is a situation where there is a misunderstanding between siblings in a family. The results are always...
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Define both faith and reason
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...apologetics/faith_reason.html>.... 13 March How can faith and reason be defined? Faith is the of belief in something that is based upon reason, though the sufficiency of reasoning to support the belief may or may not be limited. On the other hand, reason as the name implies, is the justification that is put forth to explain a belief, phenomenon or conception. Reason is normally made up of scientific discoveries of facts or else, it may also be the outcome of an individual’s personal opinion. Reasoning is the name of explanation with justification. Justification in turn is drawn from universally acknowledged facts and beliefs. Almost always, there is no ultimate reason that can be raised in support of a particular faith. Many reasons can be offered to justify a faith, and...
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The relationship between polar bears, antarctic ice sheet, sea level rise and humans
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...apologetics/global_warming.html>.... ? 22 March The relationship between polar bears, Antarctic ice sheet, sea level riseand humans: Sea level is expected to rise in level by as many as 7 to 12 inches as a result of the readily melting glaciers all over the world and particularly in Antarctica and Greenland. A research was recently conducted to study the effect of gravity changes on the melting rate of ice in Antarctica “as measured by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite” (Deem). As a result of the study, it was found that every year, 153 km3 of ice is melting away which is quite sufficient to cause an overall increase of 2 inches in the sea level every century. The research found variation in the extent of loss of ice in various regions...
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The Enemy of My Enemy May Still Be My Enemy
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...Apologetics International. 18 Jan. 2007 .... The Enemy of My Enemy May Still Be My Enemy My grandfather's favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys and anybody that was playing the Washington Redskins. The enemy of the enemy always has a magnetically obscene attraction. In sports they are called spoilers. In politics it's called cutthroat. In international affairs it's antiseptically called forming an alliance. The proverb states, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend". The opportunity to weaken our competition through no effort of our own is an ages old tactic that creates betrayal, suspicion, and very strange bedfellows. A common enemy can easily make its way to the top of the priority list as all other attributes and considerations are cast aside. When World War II started, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill al...
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Postmodernity and Five Fundamental Theological Issues
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...Apologetics, 2008, http://books.google.com/books?id=DZ8XzHSJpd4C&pg=PA182&lpg=PA182&dq=Craig,+William+L.+Reasonable+Faith&source=bl&ots=dw22tPg_4G&sig=2A_X7N1e5GjpV2LYyrfU-g24QTQ&hl=en&ei=e4lhS6TJL5aI6wPNqrylBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result... Post-modernity and five fundamental theological issues POST-MODERNITY AND FIVE FUNDAMENTALTHEOLOGICAL ISSUES GRACE SARKAR Order No. 352075 30 January 2010 Table of Contents Thesis … 3 Introduction … 3 General Task - The atheist and the theist … 5 Identification … 8 Analysis and Evaluation … 9 Conclusion … 11 Sources … 13 POST-MODERNITY AND FIVE FUNDAMENTALTHEOLOGICAL ISSUES Thesis Was the resurrection of Jesus Christ a...
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Physical Geography
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...apologetics/global_warming.html>.... 20 Apr. Global warming: In the contemporary age, global warming has become a very serious issue. The world has progressed a lot because of rapid industrialization, though it has had some extremely negative effects on the environment. This paper tends to explore factors that have caused global warming, gives evidence to prove that global warming is a problem, analyzes the impacts of global warming on the environment and proposes some measures that a common man can take to play his part in reducing global warming. Various natural processes have caused global warming. Increase in the content of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the fundamental cause of global warming. For example, all animals and humans inhale oxygen and exhale...
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Science and Religion
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...Apologetics/PlantingaOpeningStatement.pdf. Accessed on 14 June 2011. Dennett, Daniel Clement and Alvin Plantinga. Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.... ?Science and Religion: Are they compatible? Plantinga strongly asserted that there might be science and religion conflict as one may come to think ofit, but he believes that there is actually a contradiction between naturalism and science and not on theistic religion and science (Dennett and Plantinga 10; American Philosophical Association Central Division Conference 1). In this point, it is evident that Plantinga is trying to create a view that science and religion can support each other in line with one...
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Pascal's Wager
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...apologetics, decision theory, probability theory and philosophy in general. Hacking (1975) adds that the wager was the "the first well-understood "the first well-understood contribution to decision theory." This treatise is brought about by Pascal dissatisfaction with the prevailing arguments for the justification of the existence of God. Pascal's Penses, then, is totally different... Pascal's Wager Pascal's wager refers to the argument put forward by the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623-August 19,1662). In his book, Les Penses, Pascal reveals an interesting twist to the rationality of believing in God. The book was also very influential in the development of...
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Define both faith and reason
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...apologetics/faith_reason.html>.... 13 March How can faith and reason be defined? Faith is the of belief in something that is based upon reason, though the sufficiency of reasoning to support the belief may or may not be limited. On the other hand, reason as the name implies, is the justification that is put forth to explain a belief, phenomenon or conception. Reason is normally made up of scientific discoveries of facts or else, it may also be the outcome of an individual’s personal opinion. Reasoning is the name of explanation with justification. Justification in turn is drawn from universally acknowledged facts and beliefs. Almost always, there is no ultimate reason that can be raised in support of a particular faith. Many reasons can be offered to justify a faith, and the...
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Book Review of The Christians as the Romans Saw Them
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...apologetics of the apostolic era, teaches that although modern criticism may not be new, the context is considerably different. As Porphyry opines, Jesus did not deem himself as divine at any one time, and the fact that early Christians are the ones who made him divine is not a new concept. He emphasizes that not many Jews are not in acceptance of the divinity of Jesus, with only a small number being in Christianity. Through Wilken’s portrayal of Galen, one of the critics and a philosopher and physician of the second century, a reader understands... and researched Christianity deeply, Celsus challenged Christians to justify their thoughts that he called lunatic ideas. Wilken shows Celsus as a...
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Write a comparative report about the virgin mary and saint maria goretti
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...apologetics/coursetexts/3b.htm Schmid.R. (2011). What was the Virgin Mary’s relationship to God? Retrieved from: http://robertschmid.info/?p=242 Likoudis.J. (2002). Patroness of Purity - St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr. Lay Witness magazine, July/August 2002. Retrieved from: http://www.mariagoretti.org/likoudisarticle4.htm    ... about Virgin Mary and Saint Maria Goretti What we might ask is the relationship of the Virgin Mary with God. The answer to this question is simply contained in the fact that God is the Father of Jesus, and Mary was the Mother of Jesus, therefore that makes Mary the wife of God. She was an Israelite woman and was chosen by God to carry and give birth to his firstborn Son....
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Report about Virgin Mary and Saint Maria Goretti
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...apologetics/coursetexts/3b.htm Schmid.R. (2011). What was the Virgin Mary’s relationship to God? Retrieved from: http://robertschmid.info/?p=242 Likoudis.J. (2002). Patroness of Purity - St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr. Lay Witness magazine, July/August 2002. Retrieved from: http://www.mariagoretti.org/likoudisarticle4.htm    ... about Virgin Mary and Saint Maria Goretti What we might ask is the relationship of the Virgin Mary with God. The answer to this question is simply contained in the fact that God is the Father of Jesus, and Mary was the Mother of Jesus, therefore that makes Mary the wife of God. She was an Israelite woman and was chosen by God to carry and give birth to his firstborn Son....
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Explain the significance of Humanism
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...apologetics/global_warming.html>. Tarhuni, Omar. “The Concept of Taqwa, and some of its aspects [part 1].” N.d. Web. 24 May 2011. . Tobin, Paul. “Humanism and the Meaning of Life.” 10 Nov. 2010. Web. 24 May 2011. .... 24 May, Significance of humanism: This paper discusses both the spiritual and materialistic significance of humanism. On the spiritual grounds, humans have been created by God to see if there are worth sending to heaven or hell in the world hereafter. On the materialistic grounds, human beings form an integral part of the eco system, and have been created to make changes in the world like they have done from the conception of world to date. The significance of humanism is conventionally associated with religiosity. Where there is the concept of god,...
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Religion
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...apologetics on marriage. COGIC can be considered a moderate religious group since... COGIC – Church of Christ In God, Inc. The website COGIC.com is an informational website about a religious organization. The meaning of COGIC is Church of Christ in God, Inc. According to its Agenda of Hope page, it is a Pentecostal church with a mission of” bringing hope and empowerment to where indifference, poverty, disease and human suffering are pandemic” .Thus, its position is not to take these circumstances passively but by having active participation against the backdrop of its religious beliefs or doctrine. The founder is Charles H. Mason , who came from a family of Baptists believers. The earliest founding...
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The Bible Among the Myths
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...apologetics’. It is clear that despite the similarities to the worldviews and the ancient near east, the Bible is unique in a world5. Chapter 6: The Bible and History: A Problem of Definition John... THE BIBLE AMONG MYTHS due: THE BIBLE AMONG MYTHS Introduction The Bible Among the Myths is written by John Oswalt and consists of two sections. The first section talks about the Bible and myths related to it; and the second one talks about the history of the Bible. This paper will summarize all chapters and provide the postscripts in the book. Chapter 1: The Bible in its world In this chapter, John Oswalt asserts that the Western worldview reality in a particular perspective. He argues that the Bible influ...
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Two sides of Abortion
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...Apologetics and Research Ministry." CARM - Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. . "123Help." Free Essays, Term Papers, Research Paper, and Book Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2011. .... Abortion Humans of this day and age enjoy a better level of freedom than their counterparts living in the eighteenth or nineteenth century. Free will is exercised with a universal set of rights possessed by all which empower us and give us the liberty to make choices pertaining to our own lives. However the debate of abortion is one of the most controversial issues of today’s time as it brings into consideration the existence of another life, and the freedom to take away life of a...
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Response Paper on On Being an Atheist, by H. J. McCloskey From a Christian Viewpoint
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...Apologetics Press, Inc.: 1-6, 6. http://www.apologeticspress.org/pdfs/research_pdf/Problem-of-Evil-Pain-and-Suffer.pdf 16. Evans, Philosophy of Religion, 140 17. William Lane Craig, “The Absurdity of Life Without God” Bibliography Craig, William Lane. “The Absurdity of Life Without God.” Evans, Stephen C. Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith. Leicester, England: Intervarsity Press, 1982. Lipe, David L. “The Problem of Evil, Pain and Suffering.” Alabama... In his article, On Being an Atheist, the Australian philosopher H.J. McCloskey (1968) takes the position that atheism represents a more reasonable and comfortable belief than that forwarded by belief systems associated with Christianity....
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Bertrand Russell
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...Apologetics. Ignatius Press. Kurian, G. T. (2012). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. John Wiley & Sons. Oxford University Press. (2006). Catholic Comparative New Testament-PR-RSV/NRSV/Douay-Rheims/Nab/Gnt/Jb/NJB. Oxford University Press. Stokes, M. (2012). A Shot of Faith (To the Head): Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists. Thomas Nelson Inc.... ?Running head: Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell [Institute’s Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell was a very famous atheist philosopher. Once he was asked how he would face God on the final, judgment day if He asks him why he questioned His existence. To this he gave the very famous, but obnoxious, reply: “Not enough evidence, God! Not...
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Reason's Why Humans Can Live to at least 120 Years
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...apologetics/longlife.html< SAGE. (n. d.) Why Do Our Bodies Grow Old? Retrieved on March 29 2012 from >http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/44595_2.pdf
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Global Warming is real
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...apologetics/global_warming.html>. Ellis... 27 March Is global warming real? With the evolution of industrialization and the rapid advancement in the field of science and technology, world has experienced an altogether change. Life has become more and more mechanical over the years, and people have started to solely depend upon machines to accomplish matters of daily life. This has damaged the environment in many ways. There has occurred an overall increase in water pollution, air pollution and noise pollution. Increase in air pollution has generally raised the temperature of the atmosphere all over the world which is causing the glaciers to melt away. The resulting rise in sea level is causing tsunamis to occur and has also endangered the survival of many animal...
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Ripley Syndrome
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...apologetics. Westminster Theological Journal LVII (1995) 1-31 © Covenant Media Foundation, 800/553-3938 Goldie, P. Conceptual Art, Social Psychology and Deception. Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 1, No.2, August 2004. Kings College London. Lyons, V & Fitzgerald, M. Asperger syndrome: a gift or a curse. Pages 247-249. Nova Publishers. Minghella, Anthony, dir. The Talented Mr. Ripley. Paramount Pictures, 1999. Film.... 10 August Ripley Syndrome In our environment, it’s not all we see, that is actually what is there. Appearances are often deceptive. People appearing to live a small kind of life are sometimes great individual. The way people are dressed up might not actually depict the kind of...
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World History Galileo
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...Apologetics. 3 August 2007. . 3. “World of Scientific Discovery on Galileo Galilei”. BookRags. 3 August 2007. . 4. O’Connor, J. J. & E. F. Robertson. “Galileo Galilei”. 3 August 2007. . 5. Galilei, Galileo. “Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina”. 1614.... History – Galileo Introduction: Galileo Galilei was a man of many talents, who lived between 1520 A.D. and 1642 A.D in Italy. His many talents saw him active in the fields of mathematics, inventions and astronomy. It was his work and beliefs in the field of astronomy that saw him anger the Catholic Church, which was very powerful in Europe in those days. His clash with the Catholic Church brought him many troubles that remained till he died. (1). Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina: Galileo Galilei...
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Justice & Pluralism
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...Apologetics index, a renowned organization that has conducted extensive amount of research into the subject of religious tolerance and freedom has stated: “The publisher of Apologetics Index supports the right to freedom of religion in thought... ?Running Head: Justice and Plurality Justice and Plurality s Justice and Pluralism Justice and Pluralism are fundamental aspects in order to ensure peace and accord in the society and before delving in greater detail, the substance of this explore will first explore the meaning of these two concepts, in order to further elaborate on the subject of their fundamentality. Justice refers to the quality of being impartial and fair in one’s dealings, whereas pluralism ...
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Site Field Visit and Essay
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...Apologetics and Research Ministry website, Christianity is a religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. According to Christianity, God is ‘Trinity’ which includes Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ, the Son is the second person in trinity. Christianity believes that one can attain salvation and save oneself from righteous... A Visit to Christ the Savior Orthodox Cathedral Miami I am extremely fascinated about learning diverse spiritual ideas from different religions. My visit to Christ the Savior Orthodox Cathedral in Miami was a different journey, for this improved my religious knowledge and spiritual outlook to a large extent. Being an atheist, I was quite curious to see the...
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Civil Unions and Same- Sex Marriages
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...Apologetics & Research Ministry , np.... Same-sex marriages The marriage benefits both individuals as well as societies and is normally a fundamental health determinant. Until just recently, same-sex couples have been discriminated against and consequently excluded from a marriage that is legally recognized in the US. The recent debate surrounding legalization of same sex marriages has brought to the fore the policy makers and advocates for opposite sex marriages a concern that permitting same sex marriages will result in a reduction in marriages of the opposite sex (Gane & Miller,2012). The topic of same-sex marriage is actually one of the most politically polarizing and controversial matters in the Ame...
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Can Religion Improve Your Health
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...apologetics/religionhealth.html> 2. “Does Religion Improve Your Health?”. 2006. Web. 26 April 2011. 3. Koenig Harold, Harold G. Koenig (Author) › Visit Amazon's Harold G. Koenig Page Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author Are you an author? Learn about... Can Religion Improve Your Health? People who never attended religious activities exhibited 87 times the risk of death compared with people who attend more than once a week, which results in a seven-year difference in life expectancy at age 20 between those who never attend and those who attend more than once a week. People who did not attend church or religious services were more likely to be unhealthy and, consequently, to die. However, religious attendance also...
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Do the questions below. ( every questions should be more than 200 words)
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...apologetics’. Q.332. In what ways can Christianity and the commodity relation be considered similar? The historical roots of propagating Christianity may be traced back in the early times of conquests in Europe when such religious endeavor was driven by the major objective of satisfying the political ends to expand territories. Conquered lands and states, as a result, were subject to change religion or become converted to Christianity normally under peaceful terms so... What is a commodity? Marx does not give the definition of a commodity but an analysis. How would you define the thing he analyzes? By common knowledge of the present, commodity refers to physical object of commerce or trade that is sold...
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Response Paper to McCloskey's article
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...Apologetics Program... McCloskey is both critical of the conventional arguments for God’s existence and offers the crisis of evil as a cause why one should not believe in God. The issue of the existence of God has been subject to major arguments through time between people who believe God exists and those who dispute that fact. In this regard, there have been several points of view about God’s existence that include both cosmological and teleological ones. Concerning these arguments, H.J McCloskey wrote an article in which he portrays these arguments as false because of lack of substantive proof. He goes ahead to suggest that due to lack of proof the notion of Gods existence should be dismissed...
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Eusebius - History of the First Church
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...apologetics and in The Chronicle he outlined the principal events of Universal and Sacred history in order to prove that the Jewish people were an older secular group of people than others. He also wrote several works in praise of Constantine throughout his time period that may be considered a historical tone. His Church history begins with his six interests which include writing an account of the Holy Apostles, relating the events that happened within the Church: to recognize those who have presided over and governed the Church, to account for by name those whose governance and desire... Eusebius - History of the First Church April 4, Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea was one of the first early Christian to...
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Arguments about God's existence
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...Apologetics: Cultivating Christian Commitment. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006. Print. Yadell, Keith E. philosophy of religion a contemporary introduction, NY: Routlege, 2002. Print... To most scholars of theology, the explanation about the existence of God raises pertinent issues within any religion. The main reason surrounding this fact is because beings are mortal, and the only connection between the deity and beings is belief an all powerful being exists. Through the cognitive aspect of attitude, the generalities that come with stereotyping are a major influence on the shaping religious ideologies. The presence of a supernatural power which controls the existence of everything on the...
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In what ways does Islam encourage submission (To God)
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...Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM). The Five Pillars of Islam. Retrieved April 15, 2011, from http://carm.org/five-pillars-of-islam Esposito, J. & Voll, J. (2001). Islam and Democracy, Humanities, Volume 22, Issue 6. Halal Food Authority, London hosted a seminar in West London. (2008... ? The Islamic Way of to God First Middle Initial, al Affiliation The Islamic Way of to God to God Islam was introduced by the Arabs during the 600 A.D. It means “to turn oneself over, to resign oneself, or to submit” (Murata & Chittick, 2006). In religious terminology, it means submission or surrender to God, or to God’s will. Islam points to Allah as the one God, and indoctrinates the philosophies of the prophet...
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Multiculturalism
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...Apologetics: http://www.myapologetics.com/multiculturalism-vs-monoculturalism/ 4. Durkin, J. (2008). America can't escape a future of multiculturalism, speaker says. Scranton, PA: Times-Tribune. 5. Sweeney, A., Weaven, S., & Herington, C. (Apr2008). Multicultural influences on group learning: a qualitative higher education study. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education , Vol. 33 Issue 2, p119-132. 6. University, P. (n.d.). Multiculturalism . Retrieved April 14, 2008, from Princeton University: http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwns=multiculturalism 7. UWM. (2002). What is Multiculturalism Retrieved April 14, 2008, from University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee:...
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Consciosness in Human Behavior - Ryle and Nagel
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...Apologetic arguments of St. Anselm and Blaise Pascal The definition of ‘ontology’ is a tricky one to formulate. This is because it is difficult to be free of any bias while formulating its definition. St. Anselm and Blaise Pascal were instrumental in the growth of the field of ontology that sought to establish the existence of God, based... ?Platonic dualism provides human experience with moral value, Cartesian dualism supplies humans with confidence. Affirm or deny this proposition. Dualism, for both Plato and Rene Descartes, implied that the mind and the body would be different and distinct entities. Both these thinkers identified the mind with the soul. This theory, thus, had implications for the...
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Jesus and Muhammad
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...Apologetics & Research Ministry. 1995 - 2009. Gabriel, Mark A. Jesus and Muhammad: Profound Differences and Surprising Similarities (Kindle Edition). Charisma House/Amazon Digital Services (February 29, 2004) The Holy Bible (New International Version). New Jersey: International Bible Society. 1985. Life of Muhammad. (28 November 2009).
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Plato's Academy
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...apologetics in the second century up to the recovery of Aristotle since the middle of the twelfth century Christian philosophy and theology are influence by Middle and Neo-Platonism" (Finegan 1989, p. 227). The influence could... Plato's Academy 2008 Plato's Academy The Academy founded by Plato in Athens in 387 BC after returning from the trip to Sicily was anassociation of the most educated people of those days. The Academy was located in the famous groves and gardens allegedly left by Academus or Hecademus, the mythical Athenian hero who revealed where Helen was hidden. The garden used by the citizens for gymnastics was purchased by Plato who eventually built a house establishing the school that became ...
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The closing of the Muslim mind
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...apologetics. There were also centers of Hellenistic learning in Alexandria (which moved to Antioch, Syria, around A.D. 718) and Gondeshakpur, northeast of Basra, Iraq” (23-27). As Muslims expanded, they encountered resistance, both theological and physical. As an outcome of the physical resistance, they got Greek books and knowledge; as an outcome of the theological resistance, Muslim scholars became versed in Christian ideology, Greek and Latin as languages, and became far more erudite (27-35). The consequence of this Hellenization was the emergence... ?Closing of the Muslim Mind [ID Robert R. Reilly's Closing of the Muslim Mind argues that the titular closing has been caused by a numberof factors, but...
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