By T. J. Mawson

Belief in God solutions questions: What, if something, is it that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are agreeing approximately once they take part claiming that there's a God? and What, if any, clients are there for rationally protecting or attacking this declare? A hugely available and interesting advent to the philosophy of faith, this e-book deals complete assurance of the main matters, from rules approximately God's nature and personality to arguments for and opposed to his lifestyles. writer T. J. Mawson makes remarkable new claims and defends or assaults verified positions in unique methods. His conversational kind, vigorous wit, and enlightening examples make Belief in God concurrently instructive, thought-provoking, and stress-free to learn.

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On the temporal model, the answer to the question of whether God infallibly knew that you would ask for X rather than Y at the time when his intention was to give you either X or Y depending on what you asked for in prayer can’t be ‘Yes’, for then we’d have to say that he intended to give you X right from the start. He couldn’t have kept an open mind at the earlier time over whether or not he’d give you X if he knew then that X was what you were going to ask for and thus what he would end up having most reason to give you at the later time.

Should we say, ‘I have the power to be killed by lots of different things; I am therefore more powerful than Superman, who does not have the power to be killed by anything other than Kryptonite,’ or should we say, ‘I have the liability to be killed by lots of different things; I am therefore less powerful than Superman, who does not have the liability to be killed by anything other than Kryptonite’? Obviously, we should say the latter; to be dependent on something for one’s existence is a sign of weakness.

Consider the fact that there are—or at least prima facie it appears that there are—some true statements about the future. For example, consider the 36 The Concept of God possibility that having finished reading this book, you’ll find yourself so impressed by it that you’ll rush out and buy another copy, giving it to your closest friend. Indulge me by allowing me to suppose that that’s the way the future will indeed develop. ’ We might say then—if we believe in statements—that the statement expressed by the sentence, ‘You’ll give a copy of this book to your closest friend’ as it might be said by me now is true.

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