Philosophy of religion: spirituality despite politics
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In this course you will learn about the philosophy of religion, which is a branch of philosophy (not theology) that focuses on using rational understand to comprehend various religious phenomenons and beliefs.
In the course I focus on some philosopher's views on the evolution of religion from ancient times to the present. I present the rationalizations and proofs of God as well as reasons not to believe in God.
The course is 100% objective. At times I offer my own opinions, but I always try to give both sides of arguments by philosophers on both sides of the issues I present.
Additionally, I NEVER single out any religion or ANY group of people. My goal for the course was to be as objective as possible, and let you decide on your eventual beliefs. I just introduce you to philosophy of religion approximately as it would be taught in an undergraduate philosophy of religion course.
You Will Get Introduced To New Ideas And Perspectives
Religion is as prevalent and widespread in the world today as it has ever been. I feel that you will find the course enlightening and thought provoking. I welcome and encourage you to take the course. It will give you a number of perspectives and arguments from which to view spirituality and religion in a new light.
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|Section 1: Course introduction|
WARM WELCOME TO YOU & Course introductionPreview
Very important: let's exchange ideas and keep the dialog going. Please comment!
Story of what made me fascinated with the subject of philosophy of religionPreview
|Section 2: True Spirituality|
Our definition of spirituality for this coursePreview
|Section 3: Epistemology: theory of what we know, don't know, & can't know|
Theory of knowledge (Epistemology): how to we KNOW that God exists?
Rene Descartes: I think therefore I am
|Section 4: Philosophy of religion|
Genealogy (how it come about) of religion according to Friedrich Nietzsche
Nietzsche: God is dead and man killed him!
Nihilism: the earth and universe will keep spinning without you
|Section 5: Proofs of existence of God & Proofs of NON-existence of God|
Intelligent design argument
Ontological argument: god is perfect therefore he must existPreview
Cosmological argument: God is first cause of everything
Education + science leading to abandoning of religionPreview
|Section 6: Politics of religion|
Evolutionary psychology --> political religion --> ANTI-RELIGION & HATEPreview
Real problem from religious violence: distraction from #1 issue which is planet
Negative human nature: In history, every group of people have been bad
Origins or religious hate: how governments misuse and take advantage of religion
|Section 7: Conclusion|
Is religion the book or the people who make up the religion: our responsibility
Bob Marley's take on things :)Preview
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