The argument from religious experience is the argument that because people have reported religious experiences of god, therefore god exists in the formal logic of philosophical theology the argument may be expressed as follows: let e be credible, reliable, valid, true experiences of god. Religious experience is used in christian apologetics in two ways—in the argument from religious experiences to god as their cause and in the claim that it is (in the absence of contrary indications) as reasonable to trust religious as it is to trust nonreligious experience in forming beliefs about the total. Opponents of the religious experience argument claim that religious experiences involve imagination rather than perception, and point out that there is always the possibility of fabricating artificial experiences of god, or that the experiences may not actually be religious at all but are.
Explain the argument from religious experience for the existence of god30 marks expect different forms of the argument from religious he states religion is about mythological beliefs and an unreal god that distracted people from the real world, religion is 'the opium of the people. Therefore, the arguments for religious experience can be convincing as if god exists and he is not a product of society, then of course people can in particular, religion meets people's needs if this is true, religious experience is an illusion derived from peoples needs, making religious experience. Arguments from religious experience so far we have looked at: the ontological argument religious experiences tend to be of something 'out of the ordinary' there is often a problem in trying to explain the experience in everyday language. Religious experiences can be characterized generally as experiences that seem to the person having them to be of some objective reality and to have some one answer to that question is what is often called the argument from religious experience: religious experiences are in all relevant respects.
Experience is always experience of something, it is alleged, and if that something is of the kind to have independent, objective existence and if a given page 339 note 1 v smart, n, reasons and faiths (london 1958), pp 65-6 a dialogue of religions (london 1960), pp 48 ff page 339 note 2 zaehner. The argument from religious experience is an argument for the existence of god, as against materialism its logical structure is essentially as follows: there are compelling reasons for considering at least some religious experiences to point to and validate spiritual realities that exist in a way that. Similarly the religious experience arguments are based on claimed experiences of god - but one problem is whether these experiences are good evidence for the existence of god. Argument from religious experience anthony brock загрузка повторите попытку позже опубликовано: 4 окт 2015 г this is a presentation of the argument for the supernatual.
The argument from religious experience is an inductive, 'a posteriori' argument which claims that because god can be experienced, god must exist it's underpinned by testimonies of religious experiences that exist in which the person has claimed to have had experienced god. He claims that 'all arguments from religious experience must be phrased as arguments from experiences given internal descriptions' so as not to beg the question (p 245) to accept the reports of others to have had certain internally described experiences, we need not appeal to swinburne's. We have, therefore, to consider whether religious experiences can provide a fountain for faith or the basis for an argument for the existence of god it is all too easy to talk of religious experience in general, but there are many different types richard swinburne (in the existence of god) provides a. Arguments from religious experience show remarkable diversity, (a ) in the sorts of experience taken as data for the argument, (b ) in the structure of the inference itself, and (c ) in the alleged conclusion, whether to a vague presence, an infinite being, or the god of traditional christianity.
Religious experiences more often have positive feedback, encouraging people to better themselves as they've had an awakening past the realms of our after studying both the strengths and weaknesses of this argument, i have come to the conclusion that religious experiences fail to convince me. © michael lacewing t he ar gument from religious experience the argument many people have experiences they identify as 'religious' experiences that are part of a religious life include the ups and downs of faith, doubt, sacrifice, and achievement.
The argument from religious experience is an argument for the existence of god it holds that the best explanation for religious experiences is that they constitute genuine experience or perception. Argument from religious experience — see experience, religious christian philosophy religious experience — introduction specific experiences such as wonder at the infinity of the cosmos, the sense of awe and mystery in the presence of the holy, feelings of dependence on a. Argument from religious experience the argument from religious experience is an argument for the existence of god it holds that the best explanation for religious experiences is that they constitute genuine experience or perception of a divine reality.
The argument from religious experience (hereafter: afr) is supposed to put the hypothesis of theism over the top, making the hypothesis probable, ie more let h be the evidence in the premises of the arguments from the nature of human life (except for religious experiences) let r be the evidence. The argument from religious experience is the argument that personal religious experiences can prove god's existence to those that have them one can only perceive that which exists, and so god must exist because there are those that have experienced him. Uments arguments from religious experience are never convincing discuss throughout the years, many people claim to have religious experiences, as seen in the research of the alister hardy research centre or the work of david hay.