Hello dear reader, Over the last few days I have been thinking deeply about my life this year. Spending time in your house without needing to work (or at least having no work to do except cooking and showering) over the Christmas holiday with your family has a way of forcing you to re-orientate yourself … Continue reading What I learned in 2018.
Cover photo of Saint George - (1) Chapter one. Milton in context of his time: I will begin by putting the author into context of his time, so when I come to talk about the Philosophical problems contained within his text the reader will already be informed of what kind of writer he was, (2) … Continue reading John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.
Bishop Kallistos Wares goes into detail of the different core ways of viewing God and the manifestation of existence in the Eastern Orthodox faith, these are: God as Mystery, God as Trinity, God as Creator, God as Man, God as Spirit, God as Prayer and God as Eternity. Going through all of these sections will give you … Continue reading The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware, book review
If we are to ponder on God’s goodness, it strikes us as unloving that Hell would be allowed for all eternity with sinners within it. This is usually put forward as a well thought out argument against the goodness of God. My aim here will be to show you that it is in fact a … Continue reading The gates of Hell are locked from within
Dear Reader, I have recently had several conversations about my conception of God and things related to that, out of these conversations I have formed this article. So, if any of the sentences seem like they are answering a question, they are, and I apologise if any of it doesn't make sense to you, however, I am happy … Continue reading Concerning my views on religious ideas and God.
In this essay I will attempting to concentrate on the argument from design and whether or not the existence of regularity and order in this world (Universe) provide compelling evidence for the existence of God. I will begin with a brief explanation of what the teleological argument is. I will then put forward Thomas Aquinas' (1225-1274) version of the … Continue reading Does this universe suggest a God?
In this essay I will be looking at the ontological argument in order to find out if it demonstrates that there is a contradiction in denying the existence of God. I will begin with a short description of what exactly the ontological argument is. Then I will put forward Saint Anselm of Canterbury's (1033–1109) ontological argument, using Gaunilo of Marmoutiers (11th-century) … Continue reading Is it a contradiction to deny God’s existence?