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Whether one believes in God or not a person must have a reason for his or her belief There must be a rationale in some form that supports the belief or thought process which the individual has For example philosopher John Searle does not believe in God arguing there is not enough available evidence about how the world works to justify such a belief He does not believe in the supernatural either but holds that there is among intellectuals of the world today who have become so secularized a sense where the existence of God or the supernatural would not matter as much as it would have a century ago He presents a logic as to why he does not believe in God Plato on the other hand presents his reasoning for believing in God andor the supernatural through Socrates discussion with a religious fanatic shortly before his trial in the Euthyphro Euthyphro is a young zealously pious man determined to bring a lawsuit against his own father over the death of one of their servants When Socrates questions the propriety of proceeding against ones father rebukes him asserting that the only relevant question is whether the killer has acted justly concedes that most people will regard prosecution of ones father on behalf of a hired hand as the height of impiety but he insists that he understands the will of the gods more plainly and precisely than most This is the presumption that Socrates questions in the dialogue and defeats That same presumption that one person knows more about the will of the gods is an issue that must be examined in the larger question of whether faith in God is a matter of faith based on reason or on reason alone One can only determine ones own level of faith based on the reason that most coincides with his or her own belief of what reason is
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