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Does Belief In God Make Sense In The Modern World?

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In this essay, I am going to look at both sides of the argument for whether belief in God makes sense in the modern world. I am going to consider whether it is any different to 100 years or so ago, and similar issues.First of all, I am going to consider why belief in God does make sense in the modern world. Joseph Addison claims "to be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny." But what evidence is there for the existence of God?Firstly, there is creation. Psalm 19:1 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows his handiwork." Religious believers (particularly Christians) often argue that the world is just too complex to have been created by chance: this points to a Creator. They further might argue that the Big Bang is not proven, but just a Theory. Professor Verna Wright, on being asked whether he would still be a Christian if Evolution was proved, responded "This is like asking 'If diseases were shown to be mythical, would you still be a doctor'". A watch has a maker, so surely the Earth does as well. Creation is one of the strongest pieces of evidence that religious people use.Secondly, there is conscience. Ezekiel Hopkins once said, "There is a conscience in man, therefore there is a God in heaven." R.C.H. Lenski also said, "Conscience holds us accountable to God. Drop the idea of God and the vitality of conscience is destroyed. Mere abstract of 'right' and 'wrong' do not bind the conscience; the idea of God and judgement does." Conscience tells us when we do something wrong, and it is a very strong argument for the existence of God.A third argument for the existence of God is changed lives. Christians can point to lives of people, both famous and not, who have been changed from...

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