George H. Smith's Atheism: The Case Against God PDF

By George H. Smith

ISBN-10: 1615929959

ISBN-13: 9781615929955

"Does a god exist? this query has absolutely been requested, in a single shape or one other, considering the fact that guy has had the power to speak. . . millions of volumes were written almost about a god, and the overwhelming majority have spoke back the questions with a convincing 'Yes!' "

"You are approximately to learn a minority viewpoint."

With this exciting advent, George H. Smith units out to demolish what he considers the main common and damaging of the entire myths devised by means of guy - the concept that of a ideal being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad "proofs" provided through theists - the defenses of refined, specialist theologians, in addition to the typical non secular layman. He explores the historic and mental havoc wrought via faith typically - and concludes that spiritual trust can't have anyplace within the lifetime of glossy, rational man.

"It isn't my goal to transform humans to atheism . . . (but to) show that the assumption in God is irrational to the purpose of absurdity. If an individual needs to proceed believing in a god, that's his prerogative, yet he can now not excuse his trust within the identify of cause and ethical necessity."/quote]

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Thess. ). il6yo~ TOV {}eov (I. Kor. 14, 36; 11. Kor. 2, 17; 4, 2; KoI. 1, 25; PhiI. 1, 14) oder~e{ov (I. Thess. 1, 8; 11. Thess. 3,1) bzw. TOV XeU1TOV (KoI. 3, 16), paeTVetOV TOV {}eov (I. Kor. 2, 1) bzw. TOV Xeunov (1, 6) u. a. m. 2). Diese Bezeichnungen wollen zum Ausdruck bringen, daß das von Paulus verkündigte Kerygma als ein auf Gott und Christus zurückgehendes und von ihnen autorisiertes Wort mit einer mehr als menschlichen Autorität umkleidet ist und als Wort der Wahrheit (11. Kor. 6, 7; KoI.

Es liegt also im Wese~ des Giaubens begründet, daß er sich in der Erkenntnis entfaltet, weil er sich auf eine Wirklichkeit 1) Hatch,' a. a. O. S. 48 Anm. 4 will auch in der Wendung e,e nlrnew(; eir; ntrnw Röifi. 1, 17 den Gedanken des Wachstums des Glaubens ausgesprochen finden. Vgl. dazu unten S. 136 Anm. 2 und Lietzmann, Handbuch 2 z. St. S. 29. 24 Der Glaubensbegriff des Paulus. richtet. Diese kann aber darum, weil sie Wirklichkeit ist, dem erkennenden Blick des Glaubens nicht entzogen sein, so heterogen sie auch der Wirklichkeit sein mag, die das Bewußtsein des modernen Menschen allein als Wirklichkeit anzuerkennen ge'neigt ist.

Bei Philo fehlt freilich, wie J. Weiß hervorhebt, die bei Paulus vorhandene eschatologische Spannung. Zu weit geht es, wenn Deißner, Paulus und die Mystik seiner Zeit (1921). S. 105 hier das 'Ideal derl\1ystik von Paulus abgelehnt findet (vgI. überhaupt den ganzen Abschnitt S. ). Von Polemik kann ich in diesem Wort nichts finden. 28 Der Glaubensbegriff desPaulus. das mit dem vollkommenen Erkennen, das die Christen erwarten und das dem Erkennen Gottes gleicht ("af}ror; "al tneyvWGf}rrv I. Kor. 13, 12) als solches nicht zu vergleichen ist.

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