Natural Theology and Theistic Religions
It is the philosophical capability of analyzing various aspects of religious contemplation that allowed David Hume to study weaknesses of every set notion of religious dogmatism. What he believed was that any religion is successful if analyzed on the basis of two attitudes, impressions and ideas.
The first attitude possesses general information of that religion pertinent to some limitations and easily evaluated on the basis of some historical evidences, generally it leaves ‘impression’ on a blank mind. Such impressions serve to be the first appearances in context with religion on human mind. Second attitude upholds unusual or extraordinary information which results in the formation of creativity and ‘ideas’ which never discloses revelations or we can assume that these ideas enable human mind to contemplate and reason.
On the grounds of these two notions, Hume suggests that Theistic religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) are the best example of ‘natural religion’ or ‘theology’ as they support all those believes that are sustained by apt arguments and evidences and fulfils the two basic attitudes. These attitudes reflect on the various acts a man performs this recognition and identifies the ways of analyzing natural theology as close to human nature. Natural theology acts as an indicator or a tool to analyze the truthfulness and logical existence of the religion to which Theism fulfils. The more a religion is closer to human nature, the greater is the sense of dependence which constitutes the different forms of religious worship and the closer is the truth to believe.