In the short article The Reasons to Believe by Peter Kreeft there were several points to argue and many points to invest your time and thoughts into. This story related to topics on the beliefs of the creator, God. Whether what He created was meant for us and why he created it. There are many existential and deep thoughts that we had discussions on in class and interesting feedback.
We spent some time on the controversial theory or statement of the difference of “Leap to faith” and Leap of Faith”. There is no one that knows if God really exists, we just choose to believe or choose not to. Taking a leap of faith is like only jumping towards something that you previously know information on and remain in that place because you’re not comfortable with moving into the unknown. Taking A Leap to Faith would be moving forward to something anonymous, something you have no proof of but jump just because you have faith in a good outcome.
The Lewis Trilemma is another topic we have discussed about, whether He is a liar, lunatic, or the lord. The bible stories that we have examined and the stories that have been passed down through generations have only ever talked about the good deeds that God and Jesus has done. And if you really sit and think into depth, if God was a liar or a lunatic why would we do only good. Therefor, he has to be the Lord.
Reading and understanding all of these points and arguments would inevitably bring upon some frightening thoughts, which lead to some of the basic fears that we have when it comes to our religion. One basic fear is the doubt that God is real, that if all of this is a hoax then there is no heaven and then there would be no hope of being in a good place after death. Another fear is that we are not immortal, but our souls are. That one day there will be a time where our bodies will no longer be roaming the earth but our souls will, and where they will be placed?
There are a number of concerns and questions that people will have that relate back to God because he is the all-knowing, and we are not even a glimpse of that. Until the day that He comes back onto the earth we are going to be steadily questioning and challenging the deepest parts of our religious notions and He is the only person to perfectly answer them.