Building Blocks Of Philosophy of Religion. Monism, Dualism, Monotheism, Pantheism, Panentheism And Polytheism

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If on any given day in your life you bump into a person and he inadvertently introduces himself to you as GOD what would your first reaction be? Just ignore him thinking what a day you are having and laugh it off? But for a moment do you even give it a consideration it might have been GOD who really bumped against you. Very Unlikely. Say this happens a second time or a third time and the same guy stumbles upon you and introduces to you as GOD once again what you would ask him to do prove he really is GOD. May be you will ask him to perform some cool tricks to convince you of his supernatural abilities? There we go why is that you would not accept GOD as any normal person similar to you saying hello but might give it a consideration if the same person who is calling himself GOD has some cool tricks up his sleeve to impress you. Well here too most of us would dismiss such impersonators as charlatans. The point I am trying to make is about how we visualize and Conceptualize GOD? For us GOD is someone who is way beyond us that we are not even willing to give it a second thought if a stranger introduces himself to us as GOD. Let me put it that way you are in a difficult situation and a stranger appeared out of the blue and helped you out and just did the vanishing act before you had time to thank him you would think of him as your Guardian Angel or God Sent. Probably yes because that’s the way we conceptualize GOD. A supreme entity who is out there watching us and guiding us through our difficult times. That I would say is a very simple conceptualization of GOD but in our world God has been conceptualized a bit more than that

• as a powerful, human-like, supernatural being, or as the deification of an esoteric, mystical or philosophical entity or category;
• as the “Ultimate”, the “Absolute Infinite”, the “Transcendent”, or Existence or Being itself;
• as the ground of being, the monistic substrate, that which we cannot understand Continue reading Building Blocks Of Philosophy of Religion. Monism, Dualism, Monotheism, Pantheism, Panentheism And Polytheism

How To Win An argument And Socratic Method. Types Of Arguments. Dialectic VS Rhetoric And Apologetics VS Polemics.

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Court Room Dramas are for great viewing. We have a lot of movies which have been made with their central plot revolving around a Court Case and TV sitcoms based on Court Room drama. So much is the obsession for court room drama we had media covering the O J Simpson case for a year in the Mid 90s. At the heart of the Court room drama is the battle royal between the Prosecution and the Defense teams. As both the Prosecution and the Defense teams play it out before the Jury and the Judge we are all witness to the questioning of the Defendant and the Plaintiffs. The Prosecution is all out to question the defendant and get answers and zero in on any contradictions to nail the defendant on the contrary the Defense teams try to question supportive witnesses who are willing to testify in the favor of the defendant. The style of questioning witnessed in a court room has more to do with the oft talked Socratic Method and a tool of the trade of the lawyer community. Though often witnessed in the courtrooms the Socratic Method is an instructional tool often used in classrooms.

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The Socratic Method is named after Greek philosopher Socrates, who taught students by asking question after question, seeking to expose contradictions in the students’ thoughts and ideas to then guide them to arrive at a solid, tenable conclusion. The principle underlying the Socratic Method is that students learn through the use of critical thinking, reasoning, and logic, finding holes in their own theories and then patching them up. At the heart of Socratic method are Six Types of Socratic Questions.

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