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Secular humanists, who do not believe in God, frequently wish to identify God as the problem. Use your knowledge of the gifts of God’s Spirit to write a letter as a Christian to the British Humanist Association to explain that ‘God is not the problem in the world but a gift to be discovered’.
Think about the following to help you write the article:
- Describe and show understanding of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit. [L4]
- Explain how the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit relate to everyday life. [L5]
- Analyse the consequences of this for different people. Show understanding of the secular humanists’ view. [L6]
- Give your own opinion, carefully backed up with evidence. Consider another opinion and explain why you disagree with it. [L7]
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Why is a religion seen as a 'problem'?
- Things reduced to "faith" and "religious mystery" rather than rational thought.
- Religion as a cause for evil and suffering... oppression of groups within society.
- Can stop clear scientific thought and investigation.
- No God is a simpler explanation!
This is a complicated essay on it: https://humanism.org.uk/about/humanist-philosophers/faq/whats-so-wrong-with-faith/ [Level 8]
Do religions not cause problems in society?
Can religions not help in society?