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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

God tackled this argument head on by inspiring Solomon to write the book of Ecclesiastes. "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!" It demolishes many sources of meaning that people turn to which ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

I think you have rebutted the argument quite nicely in the body of your question but I will add a little to back up what you've said: but we have to take into consideration that we, humans, tend to ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

This argument is a classic example of a logical fallacy known as Bulverism (or "circumstantial ad hominem"). Quite simply, the argument has no relevance whatsoever to the question of God's ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

I would suggest rebutting the argument by turning it on its head: Giving one's life meaning is a perfectly legitimate reason to choose to believe in God. Indeed, the first great Existentialist ...
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Is the worship of God coerced?

It is sad that you think there is no good reason to worship God other than what I presume is your fear of death and its aftermath. And sad, too, that you feel ungrateful for life itself, simply ...
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What's the history of using a worship set in church, rather than interspersed songs

This article identifies the start of modern “praise and worship” sets to the Jesus People movement of the 1960s and '70s [1] [2]. Around this time hymn singing accompanied by organs and piano music ...
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What's the history of using a worship set in church, rather than interspersed songs

The history for Christian religion starts in the Old Testament with the sung Psalms used in temple worship. There were professional musicians and singers, with them leading the throngs up to the ...
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Why did the Magi want "to worship" Infant Jesus?

It is true that proskun, one of several Greek words translated as "worship", can give rise to such a question as this. It is used in Matthew 2:2, 8, 11 & 4:9, 10. This word means 'To ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning? God exists. It is an objective fact with many proofs. That God created the Universe out of nothing is ...
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Is the worship of God coerced?

Is the worship of God coerced? If there was nothing after death, but we believed that God existed, would there be any reason for us to worship God? Other Answers have already touched on this, but I ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians worship Jesus or venerate him?

Do Biblical Unitarians worship Jesus or venerate him? The short answer is no, they do not worship Jesus in the sense as adoring him as God, but merely venerate him as the Son of God in his earthly ...
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Why did the Magi want "to worship" Infant Jesus?

To Anne's excellent answer, I add a curiosity. The wise men brought three gifts to present to Jesus: gold, frankincense and myrrh. To my knowledge there are only two other passages in the Bible that ...
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Which Christian denominations do not prioritize seeking a tangible experience of God's presence?

Such a tangible experience of God is known in Catholic teachings as a sensible consolation. The opposite experience, sensible desolation, is lacking such an experience. The emphasis is not on ...
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To those believing Jesus NOT to be “the only true God”: Why does God let His angels worship His firstborn, when God allows worship only of Himself?

From a Jehovah’s Witnesses point of view, here are a few points taken from an article about the subject in the Awake of April 8, 2000 First, we have to understand what Paul meant here by worship. He ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

It is an indisputable fact that some people do only worship God to give their lives meaning. Their view of worship, and of God, and of meaning, and of Christianity is such that if that charge was laid ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

Some argue that our moral beliefs have been produced by evolution, and therefore we cannot have confidence in their truth1. However, this argument presupposes atheism and naturalism, and there is no ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

The challenge seems to presuppose the non-existence of God. If the purpose is to form an argument for or against the existence of God, this is improper and can only lead to circular reasoning. We can ...
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Why did the Magi want "to worship" Infant Jesus?

Many translators render this verb as "do homage to" rather than "worship." I think this is a good interpretation. They wanted to pay homage to him: Matthew 2:11 and on entering ...
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Is the worship of God coerced?

The 3 premises of your question are: After death, there is nothing God exists For a lot of people who suffer greatly, life is not a gift from God and you ask: Why then, worshipping God is an ...
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Was the music of the early church a capella?

Was the music of the Early Church a cappella? A cappella as a form of music was used in the Early Church. To what degree may not entirely be known. A cappella music was originally used in religious ...
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