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Lesson 2 Arguments For Gods Existence


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Lesson 2 Arguments For Gods Existence

  1. 1. Arguments for God’s existence
  2. 3. Aim: <ul><li>To be familiar with the four main arguments for Christian belief in God </li></ul>
  3. 4. Key Terms <ul><li>Atheist – Someone who belives that there definitely is not a God </li></ul><ul><li>Theist – Someone who believes that God exists </li></ul><ul><li>Agnostic – Someone who says that we cannot know for definite if God exists </li></ul>
  4. 5. c) ‘God does not exist’ <ul><li>Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan how you would answer this question </li></ul>
  5. 6. Argument from Design <ul><li>The natural world around us is full of patterns – this is evidence that the world must have been ‘designed’ </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Cosmological Argument Even if the Big Bang is real, there must have been a single event that started everything – like knocking down the first domino YouTube - Dominoes
  7. 8. Religious Experience <ul><li>Some people say that they have ‘experienced’ God first hand </li></ul><ul><li>Miracles </li></ul><ul><li>Near death experience </li></ul><ul><li>Voice of God </li></ul>
  8. 9. Conscience People know the difference between right and wrong automatically and feel guilty if they do something wrong (even if no-one else knows). Christians believe that the conscience comes from God and shows the standards that God expects of us.
  9. 11. a) Explain why a Christian might believe in God (8)