Naturalism

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The idea I want to explore in this paper is naturalism. We see how the Christian perspective and naturalism have been having a long time in such a violent opposition in regard for what they see theworld as having been purposely “created” or “planned” for the habitation for man. What are the purpose/plans of man in this world? How did all began and in what they believe, how can they explain it?And last but not least question is: who created or what started everything?
Naturalism, by definition, excludes any supernatural agents or activity. Thus, naturalism is atheism; the exclusion of Godfrom the moral relativism naturalism demands. I believe that, through history man started thinking, agnostically and started doubting about the deity and divine world that is preached in throughoutthe world’s main creed, started losing their faith in the will of a God and a book of rules and laws; therefore man started justifying and doubting in “super powers” and believe that there is nothingbut natural elements, and that things or naturalism can be justify just by evidence (so including the five senses, mainly sight and hearing, something that in Christian perspective is never introduce orvalid in order to have faith and believe in God, look at Ephesians 6:12…”For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of thisdark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”). “The ideas and assumptions of philosophical naturalism were first seen in the works of the Ionian pre-Socraticphilosophers. One such was Thales, considered to be the father of science, as he was the first to give explanations of natural events without the use of supernatural causes…”(Barnes 1). So naturalism is denyingthe existing not just of a God, if not, the existence of any supernatural intervention, a closed natural system.
The main points of naturalism are that Nature is conceived as the totality of...
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