This week in Fight Club we proved that God doesn't exist....
And then we proved he does.
It was confusing. Let me try and make it a little bit more clear.
We opened the meeting discussing common proof of gods existence and common arguments as to why he doesn't. For example, God exists because the Bible says so, we see him in our world, we have personal accounts of his existence. God doesn't exist because we have evil in the world, and there is no physical evidence.
We continued to discuss what is commonly known in theology as "the problem of evil" A simple principle which states that God cannot exist because:
Once we finished discussing this problem, there was a far bit of confusion, so we continued to read about Aquinas and his proofs of Gods existence.
Aquinas' 5 proofs describe simple examples of gods existence.
At the end of the meeting we were all quite confused, but that was the point. The goal wasn't to answer any questions, only to make people think on a deeper level about their faiths.
My name is Carly Smith and I am on the leadership team for FIGHT club. I help with making sure people write meetings, and making sure everyone knows what we talk about. I will be writing most of these posts on meetings that we have, but every now and again there will be a guest blogger. Please tell us what you think. I hope you enjoy:)