Philosophy of religion course: spirituality despite politics

Philosophy of religion: spirituality and politics in religion (Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism)
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

In this philosophy of religion 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.

How Is This Philosophy Course Structured?

In the course I present the leading opinions about religion from the top philosophers from the last 2000 years. I cover philosophers starting from Socrates to modern existential and nihilistic views on philosophy, and the evolution of religion from ancient times to the present. I equally present the rationalizations and proofs of God as well as reasons not to believe in God. I also point out when politics takes over, and how to make the distinction, and not let politics take over. 

The course is 100% objective. At rare 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 this philosophy of religion course was to present it as objectively as possible, and let you decide on your eventual beliefs. I just introduce 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 this philosophy of religion 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.

No Risk To Take This Philosophy Course

Every course on Udemy comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and so does this philosophy course. So there is no risk to take this philosophy course. If you find that you don't like the course, just get your money back. But I am confident that you will find the course interesting!

Is This A Philosophy Course Or A Religion Course?

This is first and foremost a philosophy course. This course examines the opinions of the major philosophers (not theologists) about religion. 

Why Is A Philosophy Course Like This Needed Or Interesting For Today's Audience?

Today, religion is politicized more than ever. It is also endlessly skewed by the media. This is why in this course, we go back to basics, and examine what the smartest people in history had to say about religion.

What are the requirements?

  • Fluent English skills to follow the course
  • Open mind to learning about sometimes difficult subjects

What am I going to get from this course?

  • think critically about where any religious thought of belief is coming from
  • understand the 5 proofs of God's existence and the reasons to be skeptical
  • Have a new historical perspective on religion
  • Learn how different philosophers viewed religion over the last 2,000 years
  • Understand when something is spirituality vs. religion vs. politics vs. manipulation so you don't fall into the wrong or misguided traps

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for people interested in religion
  • This course is for people who are interested in philosophy
  • This course is for people who are open minded about religious views
  • People interested in spirituality

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course introduction
WARM WELCOME TO YOU & Course introduction
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01:54
Very important: let's exchange ideas and keep the dialog going. Please comment!
01:33
Story of what made me fascinated with the subject of philosophy of religion
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02:00
Section 2: True Spirituality
Our definition of spirituality for this course
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03:58
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?
02:47
Rene Descartes: I think therefore I am
04:37
Section 4: Philosophy of religion
Genealogy (how it come about) of religion according to Friedrich Nietzsche
05:42
Nietzsche: God is dead and man killed him!
02:55
Nihilism: the earth and universe will keep spinning without you
05:08
Section 5: Proofs of existence of God & Proofs of NON-existence of God
Section introduction
00:15
Intelligent design argument
01:33
Ontological argument: god is perfect therefore he must exist
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00:34
Cosmological argument: God is first cause of everything
01:10
Pascal's Wager!
03:19
Kant's proof
01:36
Carl Marx
01:04
Soren Kierkegaard
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04:21
Friedrich Nietzsche
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01:47
Education + science leading to abandoning of religion
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02:37
Section 6: Politics of religion
Evolutionary psychology --> political religion --> ANTI-RELIGION & HATE
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06:12
Real problem from religious violence: distraction from #1 issue which is planet
03:52
Negative human nature: In history, every group of people have been bad
04:23
Origins or religious hate: how governments misuse and take advantage of religion
02:40
Section 7: Conclusion
Is religion the book or the people who make up the religion: our responsibility
01:24
Bob Marley's take on things :)
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Your opinion matters to me. I want to make sure you love the course
02:17
Bonus lecture: HUGE DISCOUNTS ON ADDITIONAL COURSES AND RESOURCES
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