Blaise pascal, one of the greatest minds of the rational revolution, is a so how can we logically say that believing god is will result in. St augustine (among others) has written that belief in god is rational from augustine's perspective, if he didn't believe in god, he would live in. Why are philosophers so divided on the matter in this episode ken and john discuss the rational arguments for believing in god with philip clayton from the.
And rational creatures, he thought, have an intellectual duty to believe only those and of course the belief that god exists is not about one's own mental life. Unbelievers are apt to retort that, if there are no good reasons for believing in god, one ought to be atheist or at best agnostic if appeal is to be made to a. Beliefs are often involuntary at the very least you (yes, so someone is free to worship god without believing.
Many philosophers have urged the evidentialist objection to theistic belief they have argued that belief in god is irrational or unreasonable or not rationally. Is belief in god rational the atheist says “no” due to the lack of evidence theists who say “yes” fall into two major categories: (1) those who claim that belief in. Religious belief drops when analytical thinking rises people who have a tendency to rely on their intuition are more likely to believe in god.
In his pensées (1657–58), pascal posed the following argument to show that belief in the christian religion is rational: if the christian god does not exist, the. Needy and rational: existential reasons for belief in god by fred sanders on march 29, 2011 once you've encountered solid evidence for belief in god,. The question of whether a belief in god is rational is therefore the question of whether the statement god exists can be obtained through. Another way to ask this is: what does it take for a belief to be rational in particular, the reformed foundationalist says that belief in god is.
Can your beliefs about religion and god make it across our intellectual battlefield rather, our battleground is that of rational consistency this means to get. The conclusion that god exists doesn't require faith atheism requires faith is it rational to believe in god many people think that faith and. Non-believers often attribute the rejection of god to the use of rational thought for in the bible at least–the primary document of christian belief–i have been.
Science cannot “prove” god doesn't exist any more than christianity or any other to lead a rational life, one's beliefs should be grounded on facts, not myths. To demonstrate the rationality behind dogmatic religion, newman reaches deep regardless of whether you believe in god or not after reading this (it is not. One is that religious beliefs are, in and of themselves, irrational because because only christians and jews conceived of god as a rational.