Why Dont Some People Believe In God?

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  • 1. Why don’t some people believe in God? Reasons for atheism
  • 2. Why don’t some people believe in God?
  • 3. In this lesson you’re going to learn:
    • Reasons why some people don’t believe in God
  • 4. Keywords:
    • Theist – someone who believes in God
    • Atheist – someone who doesn’t believe in God
    • Agnostic – someone who believes it is not possible to know whether or not God exists
  • 5. What are some reasons for atheism?
    • The problem of evil
    • Unanswered Prayers
    • Scientific explanations that ‘rule out’ God
    • Moral and natural evils
  • 6. Scientific Explanations:
    • Steady state theory
    • Biochemical theories
    • Chaos theories
  • 7. Steady State Theory
    • The universe has always been here – nothing caused it
  • 8. Biochemical theories
    • Big bang theory
    • Evolution
  • 9. Chaos Theory
    • Everything happened by chance – no creator, no plan
  • 10. Christian Explanations:
    • Religion and Science can be in harmony – this is called ‘Conservatism’
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  • 11. The Problem of Evil:
    • If God is omnipotent – he must be able to stop our suffering
    • If God is omniscient – he must know we suffer
    • If God is benevolent – he cannot want us to suffer
  • 12. Moral & Natural Evils
    • Moral:
    Natural: : Borderline: :
  • 13. Unanswered Prayers:
    • If God existed – surely he would answer our prayers
    • When people pray for something, and it doesn’t happen – they may come to the conclusion that God doesn’t exist