origin section reading

iBook Readings: Origins Section


Open the iBook in the application, and read the “Origins” section.

This section covers the readings: 1) Genesis 1&2 2) The Qur’an Surah 35 3) Mere Christianity 4) Why I am Not a Christian.

For each of those readings, answer the following comprehension questions. Keep a running word document and submit all the questions at once when you are finished with all of the readings and all of the questions.

Genesis 1 & 2:

  1. What is “Religious Mythology?”
  2. Genesis was meant to do what for civilization?
  3. How does Genesis 1 and 2 describe the creation of woman?
  4. In what ways does Genesis establish a hierarchy in nature?

Qur’an Surah 35 Verses 1-13

  1. What accomplishments are attributed to Allah in this passage?
  2. What happens to those who disbelieve?
  3. How is Allah described?
  4. According to the text, what does Satan do?

Mere Christianity

  1. What is Pantheism?
  2. According to Lewis, what do Christians not need to believe?
  3. According to Lewis, what is a fundamental Christian belief?
  4. According to Lewis, what makes Jesus unique?
  5. What is C.S. Lewis’ attitude toward atheism?

Why I Am Not a Christian

  1. What is the “First-Cause Argument” and how does Russell refute it?
  2. What tenants of Christianity does Russell argue against?
  3. What is the “Argument from Design” and how does Russell refute it?
  4. For Russell, Religion is based on what?
  5. According to Russell, are there any defects in Jesus’ character or teachings?
 
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