Chapter 4 Quiz 1

Chapter 4 Quiz 1



1. According to the text, Blaise Pascal and William James believed that there was no practical difference between being an atheist and being an agnostic. True
False



2. Based on the definitions offered in the text, it is possible for an atheist to be an evidentialist. True
False



3. Proponents of Natural Theology consider faith to be an appropriate source of evidence in the attempt to prove the existence of God. True
False



4. An agnostic is someone who believes that there is objective evidence for and against the existence of God, but that the available evidence on either side is insufficient to draw a conclusion. True
False



5. A fideist is someone who thinks that religious belief cannot rest on objective evidence. True
False



6. All atheists believe that there is conclusive proof that God does not exist. True
False



7. Three of the following four concepts are directly related to the Cosmological Argument for God's existence. Which concept does not belong? a. The Principle of Sufficient Reason
b. The absurdity of an infinite regress
c. Random chance vs. design
d. The law of cause and effect



8. Three of the following four concepts are directly related to the Teleological Argument for God's existence. Which concept does not belong? a. Reason and logic
b. Random chance vs. design
c. Observations about the natural world
d. The existence of an intelligent creator



9. Three of the following four concepts are directly related to the Ontological Argument for God's existence. Which concept does not belong? a. The idea of a perfect being
b. Reductio ad absurdum
c. Reason and logic
d. The law of cause and effect



10. According to the text, which one of the following people proposed objections to the Teleological Argument for God's existence? a. William Paley
b. David Hume
c. Fred Hoyle
d. Paul Davies

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