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  • Protestant Sect
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    Blind Society Since time and memorial, people keep on arguing about what they believe are true. These arguments start from differences of their beliefs. But if one listens in all of their beliefs, they are all brought to a point that these beliefs are for the good of the society. Then there is a point where the society becomes blind, Why do they not look on their similarities rather than their differences Then, society should look on their similarities and learn to compromise and respect their i...
  • Difference Between Faith And Belief
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    One argues that today we have a crisis of belief, not a crisis of faith. To explain this crisis, I will briefly examine the different and relationship between faith and belief, explain why cultural shift is important to note when trying to understand religious issues, go into detail on the three hallmarks of each of the two cultures by showing how they compare to each other, show how Tillich's notion of correlation deals with this idea of culture and a crisis of belief, and explain how Marsh's n...
  • Will To Believe By William James
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    The Will to Believe Human passions are stronger than technical rule. (James pg. 129) Throughout the history of mankind, there has always been a great dispute over religious beliefs. As time has passed, and as society has developed, religious skepticism has broadened the disagreement between human intellectualism and human opinion. Faith and opinion are the basis to religious belief, whereas solid proof, logic and facts are the basis for science. Science disagrees with religious belief because in...
  • Certainty About God's Existence
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    Role of Faith Society's investigation for adequate evidence to sustain rational belief in God may seem unsatisfactory. Throughout history, people have been appealing to reason and looking for evidence to substantiate these beliefs. However, we have not yet taken into consideration the role of faith. Perhaps belief in God should depend on faith rather than on reason or evidence. Regardless, most would insist that faith is the basis for religious belief. "To believe on faith is to believe without ...
  • Volitionalist In Religious Belief And The Will
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    Willed Faith and Belief An essay on Kierkegaard 1. Introduction Can we will to believe what we choose Are there times when we should at least try to believe in something If it were easy to manipulate our own beliefs, low self-esteem would vanish, the divorce rate would decline, and over-consumption would disappear with the reminder: "I already have enough stuff". Yet there is something suspect about willed beliefs. Perhaps it is not ethically responsible to change beliefs without regard for the ...
  • Several Possible Sets Of Beliefs
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    Belief Is The Natural Attitude Of Belief Is The Natural Attitude Of A Thwarted Mind "Belief is the natural attitude of a thwarted mind' This quotation is from a rather outspoken mathematician named Scott Buchanan, who has studied the style of human thought right along with its mathematical accomplishments. It is meant to describe our style of thinking when approaching mathematics. Yet it seems to me that it has a larger meaning: that it applies to the human style of thought when approaching any ...

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