Sunday, 12 June 2011

Religious Experience as a means for proving God's existence

In this video I explore whether religious experience is valid proof for God's existence and conclude that it is.

Religious experience - a personal encounter with the divine

Self-authenticiating - In relation to religious experience it means that the individual created the experience in their mind and believes strongly that God is contacting them.

Spiritually short-sighted - This means that some people may not be able to describe the experiences well because they do not have the ability to understand the experience and thus can be used to explain why people encounter different religious experiences.

The problem of recognition states that it is difficult to experience something you have not recognised and distinguish between an experience of God and other entities like the devil. Furthermore, it is difficult to see features such as infinity, omnipotence and omniscience.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, interesting. Would you take a look at the outline of my thesis on William James' Pragmatic Justification of Religious Belief? I'm about to write the first part of it and perhaps you could help in your spare time?