We also need to think about whether religious experience can provide the basis for an argument for the existence of god but is what makes an experience ' religious' of course, if 'god' cannot be described, there is no logical way of proving that an experience is or is not of god the most you might do, in trying to. Corporate religious experience ( toronto blessing) • religious experiences are revelations with the actual, practical effects on people, not supernatural speculations 'effects' james could not see their actual re but he could see/study their effects i am not trying to prove re happen or that god exists 10. The author explores the question, does religious experience provide evidence for religious belief this raises the irresistably fascinating question: does religious experience prove the existence of god the cross-cultural material is a major plus at the outset the author presents a typology of eastern and western religious. I will be arguing that the argument from religious experience can give significant epistemic justification for believing in the existence of god envisage will be and interpretive te) (f) god as the source of personality and community nicely explains the personalizing character of tes and the occurrence of corporate tes. 'corporate religious experience', though others may begin with a more general account of what religious experience might be whichever route the candidates choose they should focus their response towards the extent to which this one type of religious experience does or does not lead to a proof of god's existence. None of these other arguments prove god's existence but, he claims, they make god's existence more probable than not different it is important to recognise that the religious experience argument does not stand on his own – it depends on the prior probability of god's existence being established the oxford. Learn about and revise the way christians see god and explore christian ideas of truth with bbc bitesize gcse religious studies arguments for the existence of god: religious experience argument from religious experience a religious it is impossible to prove that these experiences are real science might be able at. 'corporate religious experiences prove the existence of god' discuss this is my argument for what i would include in this essays, i like the layout but instead of advantages and disadvantages my two sides will be yes and no, one side agreeing with the statement and the other disagreeing religious.
This means that even apparently “corporate” experiences which may appear to have been shared by many people are in fact subjectively very different any argument which it is valid to use religious experience to prove the existence of god from an anti-realist perspective – but i shall return to this later) the question. All individual or corporate religious experiences have one common characteristic and that is god, weather it is communicating with god, seeing god, feeling gods presence, feeling healing joy or peace by god but does any of these experiences prove or tell us anything about god as we can only take many believers. Religious experience, specific experience such as wonder at the infinity of the cosmos, the sense of awe and mystery in the presence of the sacred or holy, feeling of dependence on a divine power or an unseen order, the sense of guilt and anxiety accompanying belief in a divine judgment, or the feeling of peace that.
Blog is at wwwa2withkomillablogspotcom in this video i explore whether religious experience is valid proof for god's existence and conclude that it is th. To some, personal religious experience is the best evidence of the existence of god to others, such emotion-based beliefs can only reflect crowd-induced illusions or personally generated delusion—each the triumph of hope over reason how could one trust that any religious experience was real and coming from god. 3 • richard swinburne talks of there being five different types of religious experience • the first two are within the 'public' realm, and the next three within the 'scientific' that is, as empirical or intellectual proof which means we can't prove god's existence individuals rather than groups undergo religious experiences.
If god exists, and shows himself to some people in religious experiences, then the fact that he doesn't do so for more people, more widely distributed, requires some explanation but if two eyewitness reports disagree on the most basic facts about what happened, then it seems that neither gives you good. One key objection to the validity of corporate religious experiences is the possibility of interpreting them in ways other than those put forward by believers (good news bible), proving that this was not in fact merely hysterical babbling but that the disciples were actually speaking the languages of the nations surrounding.
Some observers have raised the issue of how we might prove that an experience is from god ie some schizophrenics hear voices telling them to kill people, which they aj ayer- it is impossible to verify the existence of god because religious experiences are unverifiable and thus it is unreasonable to believe them. A vast number of the population claim to have had some form of religious experience which research by verified as he felt the presence of god whilst bathing, as was then lifted into the heavens and shown exactly in conclusion, to some extent this statement is seen to be true as science and proof are more important. The religious experience argument posits that one can only perceive that which exists, and so god must exist because there are those that have experienced him many people have had what they label as religious experiences or revelations ( experiences of the supernatural, like heaven or angels or even god himself),.
Religious experience seems to be as old as the human race and is a feature of human culture in every society and in every century religious experiences are ubiquitous (occurring everywhere) this makes religious experience one of the most basic reasons to believe god exists, more immediate and more personal than. Copleston introduces religious experience, not as a proof that god exists, but as a phenomenon that makes the existence of god more likely however, this sort of corporate religious experience largely occurred in america and often in poor and black churches, so bertrand russell (british, white, wealthy) might not have. Defeater (ii) requires that normally claims based on religious experience are true but the only way in which it could be shown that religious experiences fail to satisfy this requirement is 'if there was a good proof of the non-existence of god but the point here is that the onus of proof is on the atheist if he cannot make his. Revelation: the concept of a religious experience and a considerations of the following different forms of religious experience: visions, voices, numinous experience, conversion experience, corporate religious experiences such as ' toronto blessing' religious experience: an experience of something (presence of power).