Why Dont Some People Believe In God?

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Why Dont Some People Believe In God?

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

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