Essay on Does God Really Exist

2004 Words Jun 14th, 2010 9 Pages
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Does God really exist?

The existence of God has been a controversial question for as long as time has existed. As many arguments can be made for and against the existence of God. In this essay, I wish to explore arguments both for and against and eventually come a conclusion that God does indeed exist. The very essence of Man, all his values and his beliefs, are wrapped up in this question, "Does God exist?"
Most of us were brought up to believe that God does exist, and as such it is deeply engrained in our psyche. The religious books, for example, the Quran, the Bible and the Torah all claim great religious journeys and miracles that were experienced by biblical characters like the prophets and even ordinary people of the
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He states that the mind cannot be limited to merely the physical brain as that would exclude the nature or, indeed the "soulish" nature of man. If the mind was merely the material brain how do we explain all emotions, all thoughts of altruism, fairness, truth, reality – all those abstract thoughts and qualities that distinguish man from mere material matter. Why would we struggle with these issues? Why would we even care? Yes, we have brain matter but we are so much more. If we were not we would not be responsible for our actions – we would just operate in a programmed pre-determined instinctive way.

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This spiritual mind as opposed to the material brain should be like it its designer and this is consistent with the Christian Biblical interpretation (4) where in Genesis 2:7 we read that God made man in his image according to his likeness. So, if dualism and the theory that man is more than mere material matter are to be believed then God who designed Man in his image certainly exists.
The agnostic point of view should also be discussed and pondered. The term agnosticism was first coined by Thomas Henry Huxley (5) who said that the existence or non-existence of God cannot be conclusively proven or disproven. David Hume, a philosopher from Scotland

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