posted on Oct, 15 2004 @ 07:38 AM
I have a Philosophy 101 assingment due soon, and the question posed is "In light of the arguments, both pro and con, given by Clarke, Mackie, and
Descartes, etc., is belief in God rational?
Note that I'm not asking you to tell me whether you believe in god; that is none of my business. Rather, I want to know whether you think that belief
in God is the kind of thing that can be rationally supported.
Your response may be based on personal feelings, values, or sentiments, but you must provide good reasons for any claim that you make. In other words,
I want you to address the issue by providing either a sound deductive argument or a cogent inductive argument for your view."
I'm having a bit of trouble getting started on this particular assignment. I have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to say about my argument.
Since I'm undecided on this issue, so I'm going to propose both arguments, for and against such a question.What do you think, is this a rational
question? What would some of your people's answers' be? Note: I'm not asking for the answer from anyone to copy, rather to get an idea of how I
can get a decent grade on this assingment. Any help would be much appreciated.
[Edited on 15-10-2004 by Grommer]