Question 1 10 pts
What argument for God’s existence is based on the very definition of the kind of being God is or must be?
Teleological or Design
Question 2 10 pts
Regarding the existence of God, the argument from design is that where there is design:
natural evolution is enough to explain it.
there’s not always a designer.
there must be a designer.
All of these are true.
Question 3 10 pts
In his wager argument about God, Pascal argued that believing in God is:
founded in the certainty of science.
the best bet to take with your life.
like accepting 2+2=4.
easy and involves no sacrifice.
Question 4 10 pts
To claim the world needs a Creator-God but fail to accept this Creator as an Un-caused First-Cause is to become involved in what philosophers call:
An infinite regress
An infinite progress
A First Mover
Question 5 10 pts
With Anselm’s definition of God, the argument is that:
existence is part of perfection.
perfection goes with the very idea of God.
Both statements belong to his argument
Neither statement belongs to his argument
Question 6 10 pts
The religious culture of the ancient Greek philosophers was polytheistic.
Question 7 10 pts
According to philosophers, the existence of evil in the world poses no serious logical challenge to belief in the existence of an all-powerful and completely good God.
Question 8 30 pts
Discuss and compare the meaning of the following two seemingly contradictory statements:
Etext chapter 7 page 184: “If there is no God, then everything is permitted.” – The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881).
“If there is a God, then everything is permitted.” – Slavoj Zizek (present day philosopher)