Topic: religion

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civilization and society
metaphysics and epistemology

Subtopic: religion up

Quote: the real value of religion is its source of strength and courage, and not its metaphysical aspects [»feynRP6_1956]
Quote: anyone can live a life worthy of the gods

Subtopic: existence of God up

Quote: to convince unbelievers, need a philosophical proof of the existence of God and the nature of the soul [»descR_1641]
Quote: God exists because only an infinite, perfect being can be the ultimate cause of a thing that thinks and has the idea of God [»descR_1641]
Quote: the ontological argument for the existence of God fails because existence and oneness are properties of concepts [»fregG_1884]
Quote: the pre-established harmony of souls and bodies proves the existence of God; this universal agreement requires a general cause of infinite power and wisdom [»leibGW5_1705]
Quote: a religious person has no doubt of the significance and loftiness of those supernatural objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation; they exist with the same necessity and matter-of-factness as he himself [»einsA_1941]
Quote: there is an unmoved mover that moves the first heaven; eternal and primary

Subtopic: Descartes on God up

Quote: the ideas of God and oneself are innate [»descR_1641]
Quote: if man is created in the image of God then can use the same facility for awareness of both [»descR_1641]
Quote: can know things because a perfect God is not a deceiver; similarly, our willing and understanding is perfect when it comes from God [»descR_1641]
Quote: errors occur because the will extends beyond the intellect and our understanding; also sin and deception [»descR_1641]

Subtopic: God ordering the world up

Quote: every one is agreed that God has ordered from all eternity the whole succession of the universe; the contrary would destroy the perfection of God [»leibGW_1679]
Quote: the certitude and perfect reason of contingent truths is known only to God, who grasps the infinite with one intuition
Quote: God constitutes duration and space; God is eternal and infinite, omnipotent and omniscient [»newtI_1685, OK]

Subtopic: primitive concept as God up

Quote: a primitive concept is its own sign; is part of the thing which is conceived through itself, that is, God [»leibGW_1679]
Quote: since derivative concepts arise from primitive ones, nothing exists in things except through the influence of God
Quote: it is reasonable to believe in the existence of a mental component to the universe (God) [»dysoF_1988]

Subtopic: nature and science up

Quote: the greatness of nature can be infinitely contemplated. Nature is subtle and works with unspeakable care
Quote: avoid ascribing attributes to God in everyday language; e.g., Does God play dice? [»bohrN_1949]
Quote: sweep away dread of the supernatural by observing Nature and her laws [»lucr_55]
Quote: nothing can be made of nothing; otherwise any breed could be born from any other; people would pop out of the sea

Subtopic: science and religion up

Quote: blind necessity could produce no variety of things; diversity is due to the ideas and will of a Being necessarily existing [»newtI_1685, OK]
Quote: science ascertains what is, while religion ascertains what should be; a conflict between them appears impossible [»einsA_1941]
Quote: neither the rule of human nor the rule of divine will exists as an independent cause of natural events
Quote: the success of science leads to profound reverence for the rationality made manifest in existence; which, in its profoundest depths, is inaccessible to man [»einsA_1941]
Quote: Galileo was a zealot for the Catholic Church; protecting religious faith against scientific discovery [»drakS_1980]
Quote: it is wrong to read the Scripture literally; especially when it contradicts sensible experience or necessary demonstrations [»drakS_1978]
Quote: science purifies the religious impulse of the dross of its anthropomorphism and contributes to a religious spiritualization of our understanding of life
Quote: the ethical and moral views of religion are consistent, and independent of scientific information
Quote: it is foolish to understand the thunderbolt as a hidden purpose of the gods; why are the innocents hurt, why is lightening wasted on deserted places, why provide a warning? [»lucr_55]

Subtopic: government and religion up

Quote: sovereign power should rule over religious leaders; otherwise peace and religion can not stand together [»hobbT_1650a, OK]

Subtopic: Kierkegaard up

Quote: Kierkegaard's spheres of existence: aesthetic (enjoyment), ethical (absolutes), religiousness A (self-annihilation) and B (cause) [»dreyHL_1991]
Quote: religiousness A's absolute relationship to an absolute God results in despair at sustaining the relationship; all is leveled and relative [»dreyHL_1991]

Subtopic: faith up

Quote: if you are certain, isn't it that you are shutting your eyes in face of doubt? They are shut
Quote: the faith of religiousness B risks losing everything by a total commitment; the self relates itself to God by itself alone [»dreyHL_1991]
Quote: measurement belongs to science while eternal truth belongs to faith; e.g., Ptolemy's astronomy vs. Plato's philosophy

Subtopic: Heidegger up

Quote: Heidegger allows an authentic way of life without faith by recognizing that meaningful differences are artificial [»dreyHL_1991]
Quote: why are we the kind of beings that can't face being the kind of beings we are? irresoluteness is like good vs. evil [»dreyHL_1991]

Subtopic: death up

Quote: what kind of deity would create such complex and fancy worm food [»beckE_1973]
Quote: man should act in the lived truth of the terror of creation [»beckE_1973]
Quote: religion solves the problem of death, which no living individual can do [»beckE_1973]
Quote: death is nothing we need fear; even if the soul survived death, it would be disconnected from our life now [»lucr_55]
Quote: food is what sustains everything; atoms are drawn to like until decay, blows, and lack of food brings all to ruin [»lucr_55]

Subtopic: perfection of God up

Quote: out of the infinity of possible worlds, God selected the one that pleased him; more infinite perfection
Quote: God choose the world that is simplest in theories and richest in phenomena
Quote: every soul knows everything past and future, but confusedly; like the sound of the sea containing every wave; only God has distinct knowledge [»leibGW_1714]
Quote: the universe was not made by God for our sake; it is so profoundly flawed [»lucr_55]

Subtopic: one vs. many religions up

Quote: should there be multiple religions (i.e., views of a system) or only one?
Quote: reality is closer to one true religion because there exists a global reality that subsumes all local views

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