I believe that this is a sound argument for god’s existence, and it has served me well in reaching out to muslims with the gospel today i’ve been asked to speak about the concept of god in islam and christianity “god is an enemy to unbelievers” (ii 99. Pascal's wager is an argument in philosophy presented by the seventeenth-century french philosopher, mathematician and physicist blaise pascal (1623–62) it posits that humans bet with their lives that god either exists or does not pascal argues that a rational person should live as though god exists and seek to believe in god.
The god argument: the case against religion and for humanism by ac grayling – review is it not clear that the votaries of religion believe that the universe contains, in addition to the. Pascal's wager is an argument in philosophy presented by the seventeenth-century french philosopher, (d 330) stated an early version of the argument in his book against the pagans pascal's wager is often concluded (not by pascal) by stating that people should 'choose the safer wager' pragmatic arguments and belief in god oxford.
The revelation of god denies that any religion is true no religion can stand before the grace of god as true religion11 french sociologist, legal scholar and theologian, jacques ellul, in like manner affirms that, there is no path leading from a little bit of religion (of whatever kind) to a little more and finally to faith. The jihadists agree with fact that islam requires political power and should run the state, but they believe that the faithful cannot wait for ideological change, but must use violence to create the caliphate, which will maintain the struggle against unbelievers.
Consider the first premise: if unbelievers can’t produce something equivalent to a chapter of the qur’an, then it must be from god apparently, the muslim criterion for determining divine inspiration in a text is the impressiveness of its literary style. Arguments for atheism range from the philosophical to social and historical approaches rationales for not believing in deities include arguments that there is a lack of empirical evidence, the problem of evil, the argument from inconsistent revelations, the rejection of concepts that cannot be falsified, and the argument from nonbelief. Let me first address the title of your post according to the quran the “unbelievers” are not the enemy satan is “oh mankind vertily, te promise of god is true so let not this present life deceive you, and let not the chief deceive (satan) deceive you about god surely, satan is an enemy to you, so treat him as an enemy. 2 the separation of religious and scientific mindsets from specific beliefs to the debate over whether religion is a force for good or ill i say, it’s not a force to define people according to whether they believe in god doesn’t really get us anywhere, it’s the way that people believe, in democracy or communism or anything else, that matters.
However, this animus against religion has far deeper roots and can be traced back to what is considered the birthplace of western reason, the 18th-century enlightenment far from religion being the enemy of reason and science, the hebrew bible is actually its foundation stone he also demolished the argument that belief in god was. The god argument: the case against religion and for humanism by ac grayling – review as a militant atheist, the philosopher ac grayling has much in common with the literal fundamentalists he derides.
On 3 october 2007, john lennox, professor of mathematics at the university of oxford, publicly debated richard dawkins at the university of alabama at birmingham on dawkins' views as expressed in the god delusion, and their validity over and against the christian faith. The enemy does not have to be “armed” to be dangerous, and to incur their bitterness again from the qu’ran: “fighting is prescribed for you ” (ii216) “then fight in the cause of god, and know that god heareth and knoweth all things” (ii244) “let those fight in the cause of god who see the life of this world for the hereafter.
My argument is a development of ideas i first explored in my 2012 book the world turned upside down: the global battle over god, truth and power we are living in an era which extols reason, science and human rights. The overriding concern is the fight against unbelievers if this can't be achieved then it is ok to strategically lay low wherever islam is the state religion, all other religions lose legal protection, and only islam remains protected signs, revelations, etc) they will not believe therein if god wanted, it could open their eyes.