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Monday, February 27, 2012

My First 10 Questions

1.     What is the main problem with the cosmological argument for the existence of God?
a.     Which god is it?
b.     Who caused God?
c.      Gods don’t exist.
d.     People are just mad at God.
2.     Who first articulated the ontological argument for God?
a.     Saint Anselm
b.     Saint Augustine
c.      Deepak Chopra
d.     Alexander the Great
3.     What book undermined the argument from design?
a.     On Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
b.     The Republic by Plato
c.      The Meaning of Relativity by Albert Einstein
d.     The Flintstones by Hanna-Barbera Productions
4.     Who made the argument from moral truth (the problem of evil) famous?
a.     Christopher Hitchens
b.     Plato in Euthyphro
c.      Saint Augustine in Confessions
d.     William James in The Will to Believe
5.     The argument from pragmatism is well articulated in what author’s work?
a.     On Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
b.     Euthyphro by Plato
c.      The Will to Believe by William James
d.     The Tractatus by Ludwig Wittgenstein
e.     None of the above
6.     What is the essence of the teleological argument?
a.     God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son.
b.     God telepathically commanded pairs of animals to get on the ark.
c.      The world gives the illusion of design so it had to have an intelligent designer
d.     Nothing greater than God can be conceived
7.     Julian Baggini in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction argues for:
a.     Negative atheism
b.     Positive atheism and naturalism
c.      Stridency
d.     Belief in God is a “properly basic belief.”
8.     In Louise Antony’s piece commencing Philosophers without Gods, she says the most important thing that non-believes loose is:
a.     The guarantee of redemption
b.     Killing in the name of God
c.      Telling non-believer’s children they’ll burn in hell
d.     Petitionary prayer
9.     One of the main points in Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s Overcoming Christianity is that people many people hold certain religious beliefs simply because:
a.     Their beliefs are true
b.     They have thought through their beliefs
c.      They will be killed or ostracized if they leave their faith
d.     They accept religious traditions without questioning
10.  Who recently proposed the Temple of Atheism?
a.     Richard Dawkins
b.     Christopher Hitchens
c.      Deepak Chopra
d.     Alain de Botton
e.     Sam Harris 


  1. Amazing study guie Dean, care to supply us with the answers? :)

  2. Answers:

    1. b
    2. a
    3. a
    4. b
    5. c
    6. c
    7. b
    8. a
    9. d
    10. d