Atheist Theist Argument

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The atheist-theist argument has been an age-long debate. Though it is debated, it does not mean that it is, by any means, a matter of a guess. A theist can have full confidence that God is real, as well as reasonable evidence to reach that conclusion in lieu of the many atheist arguments. In Have Atheists Proved There Is No God by Thomas B. Warren, the reader is introduced to an atheist argument that has been widely used for numerous years and it’s logical implications. In addition to the impressive atheist argument of evil, the author makes his case for theism and why the idea of God is not illogical because of the great amounts of evil in the world. This is done by means of strict logical fashion, which is the use of propositions that come …show more content…
These arguments are a reference to suffering, and how it is not exactly evil. The three following arguments will make the case that the earth is good for God’s purpose of “soul-making,” or eternal preparation. First, he discusses human suffering, and how the suffering experienced by humans is a result from necessary conditions for God’s purpose of “soul-making.” Second, he explains animal pain, and how it is another condition that is necessary for the ultimate purpose of “soul-making.” Thirdly, he expounds upon natural calamities, and how they too are part of the conditions that are necessary for the God driven purpose of “soul-making.” All in all, Warren’s central point is that the world, in and of itself, contains evil, but is good for God’s purpose of letting humans decide where they will spend eternity. After making distinctions on what is good and what is evil, Warren concludes his arguments by putting everything in summation. In conclusion, Thomas B. Warren successfully broke down the argument placed forth by J.L. Mackie. In Have Atheists Proved There Is No God, Warren found multiple weak points and flawed assumptions in the premises offered by Mackie. In discovering these weak points, the argument put forth by Mackie imploded, since the majority of his argument was based off of an incorrect assumption of the character of God. These assumptions were aptly stated and refuted by Warren, thus making a fantastic case for the logic of theism in lieu of

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