Chelsea are due to play Arsenal in a soccer match. Mr A prays for Chelsea to win, while Mr B prays for Arsenal to win. Chelsea won the match. Why were Mr A's prayers answered but not Mr B's?
Perhaps a semantic quibble, perhaps a more deeply-rooted consideration....
Why is the Deity so frequently portrayed as "all-"powerful, "all-"knowing, etc. Is there some really fundamental reason why the Deity cannot be "very" powerful" and know "quite a bit indeed"?
Why most philosopher of religion are theist?Are most philosopher of religion before theist they study philosophy of religion?
As fas as,I know there are very few philosopher who change their mind after studying philosophy of religion.
Recently I asked if theology were a branch of philosophy, and was encouraged by Dr. Stairs to ask my question.
If we are told in Christian (Catholic at least) faith that God is the only One True God and we should not pray to any other God except Her/Him/It, then how come (in some branches) we can pray to saints or to Mary, and not be committing idolatry?
One answer I've heard is that we do not "pray" to them so much as we ask them to intercede for us on our behalf....I don't know though, that sounds forced.
Is theology a subset of philosophy?
Even if in theory it is, in practice is it treated as a separate discipline?
I notice a contradiction in thought in an organized religion and wanted to ask about it, I'm not sure if this is an appropriate forum.
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