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Question 1

Classified as Genesis this cosmogony in generalization covers and focuses mainly on the creation of the cosmos and is written and portrayed in a biblical format. Genesis in chapter one begins discussion of the “beginning” and how god (elohim) created the heaven and earth (cosmos). It is said that when the earth was shaped it was without form and emptiness and that darkness upon the face of the deep illustrated in the term chaos (Tehom). Eventually the spirit of god (elohim) came in the form of Wind, which then moved over the face of the waters (mayim/pre-existent matter). During this phase is which when the first stage of creation and evolution and begun. God said “let there be light” and light appeared. This was created
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Therefore, in the Hindu perception the cosmos is re-created an infinite number of times. Hence, Hinduism is classified to follow a basic mathematical cycle in which is written as “One creation, destruction cycle” This is known in Hindu terminology as “One Maha-Yuga” of the cosmos. This takes approximately 8,640,000 human years. This could also be measured as a one full day in Brahma’s Life. Therefore 8,640,000 human years multiplied by 360 is one year in the life of Brahma or the cosmos. Since it is known that Brahma supposedly lives 100 years, the cosmos is created and destroyed in cycles of 311.040,000,000 human years. With the establishment of the cosmos existence expectancy the interpretation of the Laws of Manu come to end. Although somewhat similar to Genesis the Laws of Manu differ completely in how humans and creatures were created and it is important to recognize that significance in the philosophy of religion.

Question 3

The existence of God is questioned by many and there are many perspectives on the existence of God. It is said that the universe was formed approximately 15 billion years ago and many believe that God was the cause to form the universe especially philosophers such as Maimonides and Ibn Rushd. These philosophers have their arguments on the existence of God and their arguments are somewhat strongly based on the prophets. Moreover, the practices experienced by Hindus, Buddhists and Taoists refuse the existence of God,


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