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

Can we trust what people tell us? In this sketch two complete strangers question the nature of belief, knowledge and reasoning.

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

Written and performed by the Burnistoun team of Robert Florence and Iain Connell.

This short film is from the BBC series, Enlighten Up!

Teacher Notes

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

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

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be useful for teaching secondary PSHE and religious studies.

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