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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Exam Two Extra Credit


Do you agree that, contrary to Pascal, most nonreligious people would consider it a huge sacrifice to devote their lives to religion? Why?

         Honestly, I don't know if I agree with this statement or not, and this is simply because I have never been nonreligious. I grew up in a very devout Christian family and that has made me a very devoted follower of Christ. So for me having to give up my religion and live a life without it, would be a huge sacrifice for me. I would be giving up someone I truly believe in and love, and that would be a huge loss for me. So I guess you could look at it two ways, a nonreligious person might not believe in a higher power therefore they would not be giving up someone they care about if they devoted their life to religion. On the other hand though, I know living my life as a Christian gets very hard sometimes. I'm constantly faced with sacrifices, but for me I believe they will be worth it in the end. So, I definitely believe someone who is not religious to devote their life the religion without believing in the purpose behind it, would definitely be a very hard thing to do.

Kaylee Herrington (#8)

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  2. Have you encountered or directly experienced an event you would consider a "miracle" in Hume's sense of the term? Was it a "miracle on ice" when the U.S. beat the U.S.S.R. in 1980? Is it a miracle that K.C. almost won the World Series? Is it a miracle that you and I are alive? Do we need a better word for these events?


    I do not believe in miracles, I believe that every outcome happens because of something. A soccer player makes a incredible shot no one thought he would make thus the call it a miracle. However if it weren't for this players ability ( force of shot and accuracy) then none of it would be possible. I do not think it was a miracle that the US beat the USSR, nor do I think it was a miracle K.C. almost won the world series. I guess the way I look at miracles is the way I look at luck, I don't believe it exist. Luck cannot do something on its own, it must take some sort of action for anything to become of it.

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