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1 Believing in God Lets Revise...

2 Children will believe that God exists because parents teach them to pray Going to a Church school means Christianity seems normal Going to Church & seeing other people worship makes them think God exists. Being confirmed would support your belief as you learn about God Being baptised parents will promise to bring children up as Christians Move the boxes to find out how these would lead to believing in God. What are the main features of a Christian upbringing?

3 What does this phase have to do with Religious Experience? Never Collect Mouldy Plums Yeuch that's mouldy!

4 NUMINOUS CONVERSION MIRACLES PRAYER Sing a long to this! - do miracles still happen?

5 Bless my soul! A watch in the forest - how did that get there? It must have a designer...therefore the earth must have a designer too! William Paley The Design Argument - Explained 1. Anything that has been designed needs a designer 2. There is evidence that the world has been designed - e.g. laws of science 3. If the world has been designed it must have a designer 4. The only possible designer must be GOD 5. So Design = God Exists! EASY! 1.Move the box 2. Memorise the 5 steps in 2 minutes 3. Cover the box 4. Write everything you can remember on your white board!

6 Evidence of Design in the World

7 Well I think the design argument is rubbish! What about volcanoes and earthquakes... who designed them?! Science can explain the world. We don't need God What about me?! I'm not part of the design plan

8 Exam Question Do you think God designed the world? Give 2 reasons for your point of view b (4 marks) Don't forget - you need to state an opinion and then give two reasons for your opinion

9 The Causation Argument Everything that happens has a cause What causes the wagons on this train to move? CAUSE EFFECT What does Olivia learn about cause and effect here?

10 The only possible cause of the Universe must be God The Universe must have a first cause too Every cause must have a first cause When you look at the world you can see that everything has a cause Therefore God must exist Sort these into the proper order! Everything that has been caused MUST have been caused by something else

11 So who caused God then? If everything needs a cause then God must need a cause too! If matter is eternal and nothing can be created or destroyed then causes can go back forever (I'm an A* pig!) Anyway even if there was a First Cause it doesn't have to be God

12 Practice Question "The argument from causation proves that God exists" i Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3) ii Give reasons why some people may disagree with you (3) d Remember! 3 For 3 Against

13 Science says the world started like this: Matter is eternal - it cannot be created or destroyed, only changed Dark Matter Big Bang This formed stars and then the solar system 15 billion years ago this matter exploded Solar System Primitive Life forms started to emerge Primitive Life 2.5 million years ago humans evolved Early Humans

14 Explain why the scientific explanation of the world leads some people to become atheists or agnostics (8 marks) Because

15 How would a Christian respond to the scientific argument? Response One Response 2 Response 3 Some Christians would say that science is accurate but it helps prove that God created the universe BECAUSE Only God could have made the Big Bang at the right microsecond Only God could have made laws like gravity Only God could have made gases form life Some Christians are creationists and think science is wrong BECAUSE The Big Bang and evolution can be explained by: - the effects of Noah's flood - the Apparent Age theory Miss Martin's favourite song! Some Christians believe that both science and the Bible are correct BECAUSE - One of God's days could be millions or billions of years long

16 Unanswered Prayers If people feel that God is not listening to them or not answering their prayers they may become agnostic or atheist We prayed for them to be safe - Why didn't God listen??

17 What would a Christian say? God has a different plan for your life If you pray for selfish things God won't answer God gives us what we need but not always what we want God will answer all prayers but not always as you want or expect

18 Do you think prayer is a waste of time? Give 2 reasons for your point of view. I agree/disagree that prayer is a waste of time because (4) Exam Practice

19 Underline all the moral evils in green and all the natural evils in red RAPE MURDER THEFT GBH VANDALISM EARTHQUAKE FLOODS VOLCANOES CANCER

20 So what's the problem with evil and suffering? If God is all good he must want to remove suffering If God is all knowing he would know that evil & suffering would come into the world and should have created the world differently. If God is all powerful he has the power to remove evil and suffering. Omniscient ? Omnipotent ? Omni-benevolent ? Watch, Read, Think... Do you agree? BUT... there is evil and suffering in the world so either God is not all good and powerful or he does not exist

21 Do you understand the problem of evil and suffering? No Yes

22 Needed From the Thumbs Up Crowd - A brave volunteer to come up and explain the problem of evil and suffering in your own words

23 What would a Christian say? You should help those suffering through prayer and service God has a reason but humans cannot understand it. Evil and Suffering are part of a test to help people prepare for heaven. God gave humans Free Will so evil and suffering are the fault of humans

24 The Media Remember for each programme you need to be able to: 1. Outline what happened in the programme 2. Explain how it encouraged some people to believe in God 3. Explain how it encouraged some people to NOT believe in God 4. State whether it affected your beliefs about God

25 Do you think watching something like this in your home could make you feel closer to God? Some people might have their belief in God strengthened by watching Songs of Praise because: They were convinced by the way religious believers talk about experiencing God. Listening and singing along to the hymns and prayers could make people feel closer to God in their homes and more likely to believe in God. The programme made religion look real and interesting and showed how it affected people's daily lives. Some people might not agree and think that Songs of Praise would not make someone believe in God because: Religious programmes are boring and not enough people watch them It is just talking about religion and not about God's existence.

26 Some people might have their belief in God strengthened by watching Miracle of Peckham because: They are convinced that the miracle that happened in the Church could really happen. It makes them more likely to believe in miracles. The character of the vicar shows them how a good Christian would act. The programme made religion look interesting and fun and showed how it can affect people's daily lives. Some people might not agree and think that The Miracle of Peckham would make someone not believe in God because: The miracle was faked and the programme shows that miracles don't really happen. Delboy and Rodney were not really interested in religion, they just wanted to make money so are not a good example. The programme just encouraged people to not believe in God. Did it affect your beliefs?

27 Final Question C. Choose one programme about religion and explain how it might affect someone's belief about God.

28 REVIS E If you fail to prepare, prepare to Fail! NO FAILING ALLOWED!!!


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