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Do you believe in God? By Kat

Introduction-

Does God exist? This is probably the most debated question ever and there are people on both sides of the argument who strongly believes that they are right. Those who believe in God`s existence through the evidence presented in the bible and those who do not are not particularly right  because of lack of material or scientific evidence.

Arguments For- According to the Spiritualist Philosophy website, the argument for believing in God is to explain how otherwise the creation of man could have taken place. They suggest that science alone cannot prove the creation of earth, mankind and humanity and that there must be a greater power at work.  The site also argues that events are not random and down to chance and luck, but happen due to the will of God.  So, in the world of the Spiritualist website , God must indeed exist since he is responsible for the world in which we exist today and the essence of the human spirit.

Also  joining the case for the existence of God  is the Johovah’s Witness websiteThis website claims that those who believe in the existence of God experience a ‘personal calling’ and that his message to him is a very direct one. It is then their duty to’spread the message’ of God to others and to try and persuade people to be nicer to each other.  They also claim, as with the Spiritualist movement, that the teachings of the bible are sufficient evidence in the existence of God

Arguments Against – Those who argue against the existence of God are called atheists . One organisation, called www.existence-of-god.com/arguments-for-atheism.html, argue that God cannot exist, simply because there is no scientific evidence. The scientific case is that the ‘big bang’ created the earth and then man evolved out of the seas as creatures. Over the years, man evolved and for atheists, this is sufficient evidence against the existence of God.

And Sitting on the Fence – Those who have not made up their minds yet are called agnostics. There are a variety of websites for agnostics, including meetup.com who regularly meet up to consider whether there is sufficient evidence to prove that God exists. They are not saying  that God does not exist, as do the atheists, but are keeping an open mind – just in case.

Finally – Overall,  I do not believe in God strongly, but I haven’t made my mind up yet so I am called an Agnostic. I do not totally believe in God because there is not enough proof or evidence except from the Bible. I have researched and heard that a few people have seen or heard  God communicating to them.  Unfortunately no one will know if they are right or wrong it is just a belief.


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8 Comments

  1. Katriona, you took on a very challenging subject for your myth-busting project, but thought you did a good job of finding trustworthy sources. You made some good points in your arguments for and against and drew a sensible conclusion. It was good to see you reference your sources but next time you need to check your grammar a little more thoroughly before publishing.

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  2. Well done Katriona you have done good arguments for and against. It looks like you have spent time and a very big subject to pick.
    RyanP

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  3. Very well written and informative the writing is very well structured you could improve on your articulation and how you say your words other than that is was good.

  4. Kat, I like the topic and how you have thought about it. Well landed out and a good Conclusion!

  5. Kat,

    A good explanation !! I liked how you expressed your personal opinion and how you feel about it. Like Ryan’s it needs enthusiasm !!
    Well done!!

    Pedro

  6. Kat,

    It was good that you asked a ultimate question in the first paragraph. You have said your point of view in the conclusion. you don’t have to put www. and .com at the end and the beginning of the site and you should of edited the laughing out at the end .

  7. Kat, you have explained very clearly your arguments for, against and especially your conclusion. You have also used a good range of different sites which will help you to get a better understanding of God.

  8. Really good podcast. You explain it welll and with lots of detail but maybe next time speak a but more clearer. But really good otherwise

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