Religious Studies KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Why should I believe you?

A humorous dialogue between two strangers where they question the nature of belief, knowledge and reasoning.

The clip ends with an animated summary of David Hume’s reasoning for not believing miracles and Thomas Reid’s human nature argument.

This clip is from the series Enlighten Up!

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to emphasise the importance of faith for religious people who believe in miracles.

David Hume believed that because miracles cannot be proven, they are irrelevant, but for a religious believer, faith is more important than knowledge.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant to teaching Religious Studies at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 in Scotland.

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