Swinburne: On Doubt and Faith

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  1. Mathew Steele

    November 16, 2013 8:00 pm

    What an incredibly poor argument for belief.  He's basically rephrasing Pascal's Wager, which is a joke.  He's also showing an incredible lack of imagination.

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  2. Steven Hunter

    January 14, 2014 8:07 am

    I think there's another answer to this, which is to regard doubt as essentially the dialectical side of faith — not its polar opposite. It must be remembered that doubt and disbelief are not the same thing, and that doubt, more often than not, is merely that point at which we've reached the limit of our own understanding. It is in these moments that our faith is not only tested but strengthened and reinforced, just as steel is purged of impurity in fire and thereby strengthened. Our response to God in such periods of darkness and unknowing is the real measure of our faith in Him: do we despair or do we love? If we despair then we do risk diminishing and losing our faith, but if we love we will move into a deeper experience of God and grace that will fortify us and give us true peace and rest.

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  3. Eljot79

    May 25, 2018 11:25 pm

    STRESZCZAM OSOBOM NIE ZNAJĄCYM ANGIELSKIEGO. Na pytanie o wątpliwości w wierze, Swinburne odparł, że miewa poważne wątpliwości i wtedy szuka błędów w swojej argumentacji. Ponadto zdaje sobie sprawę, że jego argumenty są probabilistyczne, czyli wynika z nich że Bóg raczej istnieje, a nie, że NA PEWNO istnieje.

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  4. CauseAndEffect

    June 13, 2018 11:27 pm

    Evidence of God the Creator: All of creation; nonphysical soul and mind; design information in all physical things.

    The physical brain continuously creates the mind. The soul (you) and mind have no weight, volume, mass, temperature, etc., and can’t be isolated to perform functions as electricity can.

    Atheists believe God has to be in creation to be believed.

    The evil created by nonbelievers proves faith in God is much better than atheism.

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