Conflicting Truth Claims Theory

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There are many arguments and theories that have been advanced to argue against the God’s existence. However, these arguments and theories have been met by critics and opposing claims that seek to discredit them. One of the theories against the God’s existence is the conflicting truth claims theory. This theory is premised on the religious diversity of various religions across the world. According to this theory, there is no ultimate reality that all religious systems provide means to achieve because there is no religion that has a direct knowledge of the real. Each of these religions needs to be seen as different ways in which one can perceive the real. According to
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It is possible to prove that truth exists but belief is almost impossible. A belief can be explained in many different ways like the different religions do in explaining the existence of God, but truth can only be explained in only one way, what the proponents of this theory expect. The concept of God’s existence is a belief proposal and not a truth. A belief proposal is not a knowledge whereas a truth is based on the knowledge. When the proponents of the theory of conflicting truths argue against the existence of God, they seem to interpret it as a knowledge and not a belief proposal, and when they fail to find the knowledge to support the existence of God, then they discredit the same existence. Therefore, their support for the theory is not based on the lacking existence of God, but lack of knowledge to support the existence of God (Hick J. H., 1983). The religious belief that God exists is a common interest for all the religions, but none has a concrete way to explain …show more content…
Therefore, the idea of what it is appropriate to say, believe, and thus accepted as truth, is peculiar to the realm of its discourse. According to the Christian beliefs, Bible and Christian traditions are treated as important sources of knowledge. Also, nothing is said in these sources of knowledge, Bible and traditions contradict or agrees with what is said in another religion. Different religious groups, adopt the use of language and concepts that belong to different contexts that are not based on rival belief proposals. In the crafting of religious knowledge, beliefs, or truths, none of the religions had the other religion at the back of their mind. Also, the differences in these religions do not only exist in the concept of God’s existence but in other concepts like the relationships of human beings and nature. For example, whatever the position of any religion regarding the relationship between mankind and nature, is purely based on the prevailing natural physical features of the origin of that religion. For example, in the Bible, it is highly likely that the Red Sea will be mentioned because it was at the center of the origin of Christianity. Also, the Buddhism will feature the natural physical

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