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Philosophy of Religion


Examination for course IDS 119

1). Philosophy could actually be an enemy to religion in the sense of helping it understand itself better through the various definitive processes it might yield during certain philosophical investigations.

a). TRUE           b). FALSE


2). The process of philosophy boils down to how certain religions get to a place of including or even centralizing God in their faith or practice of religion

a). TRUE           b). FALSE


3). Monotheism would be defined as any one particular religious practice believing in, adhering to, or worshipping one particular god.

a). TRUE           b). FALSE


4). Philosophy is a process that involves asking questions so that one might be able to identify a list of common denominators in religions.

a). TRUE           b). FALSE


5). Monotheistic religions always display their variances so that they are stacked in their own favor.

a). TRUE           b). FALSE


6). Some people try to prove the existence of God through

a). anthropology

b). science

c). religious practices

d). none of the above


7). Going the distance simply means that you must come to conclusions because there are no more

a). sacred writings in existence

b). people in that religion

c). questions to be asked  

d). all of the above


8). If science could prove the existence of God, then one would simply have to 

a). dismiss the competition

b). present the scientific facts

c). go to church

d). none of the above


9). Religion is an institutionalized system of

a). attitudes

b). beliefs

c). practices

d). all of the above


10). A thread of interlinked inquisitive postures that must be examined before coming to a conclusion is called

a). belief systems

b). a philosophical investigation

c). a tool

d). none of the above


11). When we philosophy religion or religious practices, we are not looking for

a). a list of common denominators of religions

b). the tools that build religious practices

c). the one true belief

d). none of the above


12). Theology includes the excessive inquisitive approach to the existence, nature and power of a “God” or gods.

a). TRUE           b). FALSE


13). Philosophers need not determine the thinking and logic that brings certain religious groups into existence and sustains them.

a). TRUE           b). FALSE


14). Some monotheistic religions may allow their competing religion to “use” their “God” with obvious notes as to what differs in their own practices and beliefs.

a). TRUE           b). FALSE


15). God is a tool that defines a particular religious faith.

a). TRUE           b). FALSE


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