scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,785
Problems with the Philosophy of Religion The philosophy of religion is an examination of the meaning and justification of religious claims Claims about how the world is often embodied in creeds are more typical of Western religions - Christianity Judaism and Islam - than of Eastern religions such as Buddhism Hinduism and Confucianism which tend to concentrate much more on the practice of a way of life than on a theoretical system by means of which among other things to justify that practice Hence Western religions have proved a more natural target for the philosophy of religion The central claim of Western religions is the existence of God and the two major problems here are Can a coherent account be given of what it means to say that there is a God and if it can are there good reasons to show that there is or that there is not such a God God is said to be personal bodiless omnipresent creator and sustainer of any universe there may be perfectly free omnipotent omniscient perfectly good and a source of moral obligation and to have these properties eternally and necessarily It has been a major concern of the philosophy of religion to investigate whether a coherent account can be given of each of these properties and whether they can be combined in a logically consistent way so that the claim that there is a God is intelligible and coherent For example does Gods being a source of moral obligation mean that he could command us to torture children and that it would become our duty to do so if he so commanded In order to explain what it means to say that there is a God and to make other religious claims theists use ordinary words such as personal creator free good etc which we first learn to use from seeing them applied to mundane objects and states or technical terms such as omnipotent
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA