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Which of the following is not one of the three monotheistic religions:
Buddhism
The cosmological argument is an example of an a posteriori argument, an argument that is based on experience:
True
St. Augustine would argue that the problem of evil argument is a plausible argument.
False
What does Thomas Aquinas believe?
Reason and observation corroborate faith.
According to the “teleological argument,” the design of the universe could not have happened by chance.
True
What do the cosmological and the teleological arguments have in common?
argument from design, in the sense that there should be a universal designer.
Kant invented the _______ argument for the existence of god.
moral
An example of an a posteriori argument is Kant’s moral argument.
False
Which association of argument and philosopher is incorrect?
Teleological- St. Augustine
The theodicy called the “inscrutability of God defense” is the one that claims it is impossible to know what love is, what omnipotence is, and what evil is.
False
Which of the following theodicies are intended to explain natural evil.
Evil as a therapy defense
The analogy that has Jeffery Dahmer knocking on the door in order to ask the parents if he can torture the children, and the parents allowing him to do so only on one day out of the year, best exposes the problem with the
Goodness of the whole defense
One problem with the argument from causation is that
The argument is incoherent in that the universe must have a first cause, but the first cause itself, does not need cause.
According to “natural theology,” knowledge of God may be acquired by
All of the above(Reason, Empirical observation, Experience)
The “moral” for the existence of God assumes that there is an objective moral law that is unchanging and not relative to culture.
True
All “arguments” for the existence of god fall into the category of
Natural theology
The moral argument for the existence of god should be associated with
None of the above (Kant)
The word “a posteriori” means
Subsequent to experience