• Religion, Interpretation, and Diversity of Belief: the

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    Only tables of contents and selected articles online. Some Christian theologians have protested against its rejection of the traditional doctrines both of the fall of humanity and of the final damnation of many. Mathematicians ask about the ontology (the study of being) of numbers. Experiments have been devised to measure the probability of chance coincidence in supposed cases of telepathy. There is nothing capable either of constituting or of destroying God. or has being.
  • GRIM

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    It also continues to endorse the Postulates of God and Immortality as necessary for the realization of the former (5:452, 5:469, 5:471). Kepler whose work had a profound effect on planetary motion stated, “But since the first light eight months ago, since broad day three months ago, and since the sun of my wonderful speculation has shone fully a very few days ago: nothing holds me back. Some of our primary aims are the advancement of students’ intellectual and academic aspirations; the empowering of previously disadvantaged communities; the facilitation of social transformation processes; advancement of inter- and cross-cultural understanding; and the fostering of the collaborative, effective and efficient functioning of our diverse and multi-cultural South African society in a plural context.
  • The Acts of Uniformity Their Scope and Effect

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    Sami parents treat their children as human beings that possess the ability to take care of themselves. If God had a beginning. thereby rendering it improper either to affirm or to deny the existence of the infinite creator. or exists. Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. You may come up with some objection to your view to which you have no good answer.
  • The Re-enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational

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    We had A C Grayling come and speak to us this week - as part of a joint event with Gloucestershire Philosophical Society (GPS) and Gloucestershire Humanists. Opinions vs opinions, and if morality is founded on opinions you have no right to tell other person that your view is superior to their. Students are encouraged to investigate both the religious dimensions of secular culture (film and music, for example) and traditional religions as cultural phenomena.
  • Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and

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    To receive the latest information, free resources and special offers, sign up to our Citizenship eUpdates. Written and oral communication skills are beneficial for a majority of careers in religious studies. Start using real world examples instead of some romanticized view of reality that isn’t real. Another part—often with a lower-profile, if not currently an outright minority—of Muslims focus on the similiarities and believe that people of faith in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism all serve the same God, and cite verses such as the following: "We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam)." (Surat Al Imran; 3:84). " Those with Faith, those who are Jews, and the Christians and Sabaeans, all who have Faith in Allah and the Last Day and act rightly, will have their reward with their Lord.
  • Philosophy of Religion: A Contemporary Introduction

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    The good news is that, despite what Bill O’Reily, Jon Stewart, the government or religious authorities say, that’s something you get to decide for yourself. All three of these realities were linked together, and Plotinus believed that individuals wanted to return to the Divine Mind and then be absorbed back into the One. Are you really telling me that you have a seething desire to kill me and literally the only thing stopping you is your sky fairy saying you’ll go to hell if you do? We will examine these questions by reading selections from classic philosophical texts, and put our own beliefs about them under critical scrutiny.
  • Fidelity Without Fundamentalism

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    A triangle without its defining properties would not be a triangle. namely. as the idea of having three angles belongs analytically to the concept of a three-sided plane figure. necessary) existence. so existence is a necessary characteristic of a supremely perfect being. This leads us directly to the next central concern of the philosophy of God. Philosophy should not be an obscure or exclusively academic subject. In this conditioned state of consciousness we stubbornly hold on to past grudges never allowing ourselves the freedom of fully forgiving the past transgressions of others.
  • The Zodiac Conspiracy : Your Real Sun Sign

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    For someone with more background, the last 10 or 12 lectures are still worthwhile. And so the ultimate question then arises: How do we know that the whole realm of sense experience is not delusory—that it consists of nothing but our own subjective states of consciousness? Things that don’t benefit society but benefit me. The Faculty offers a one-year diploma for those who haven’t studied religion at undergraduate level but have a degree in another subject.
  • War And Christianity: From The Russian Point Of View

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    Some recent versions of the cosmological argument grant that contingent things exist due to the causal events of other contingent things, but they then go on to inquire why the universe should exist at all when conceivably this could have not been the case. Philosophically, this solution has been considered rather artificial and involving a deus ex machina. Kant distinguishes between noumenon and phenomenon, or between a Ding an sich [the thing itself] and the thing as it appears to human consciousness….
  • The Natural Histroy of religion & Dialoguies Concerning

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    Narrated by 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 1, Number 1: In the name of God, I put my trust in God. I am just saying that these are reasonable starting points. Ancient systems were revived: the Dialectic of the Humanistic philologists (Laurentius Valla, Vivés), Platonism, Aristoteleanism, Stoicism. Since religion is so much a part of human life at every level, studying religion is a way of getting broad perspective on many aspects of human society and culture.