Ontological Argument For The Existence Of God

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In the Ontological argument, you're starting with the simple concept of God. Does God exist? St. Anselm's theory tries to come to a conclusion about this question. St. Anselm goes on to make two major points in his argument. One being that there is a difference between existence in reality and existence in understanding. Existence in reality is a basic notion, that things that physically exist do, and things that don’t, don’t. Existence in understanding means that anything can exist if we want it to, but only certain things can exist entirely in reality. He proposes to prove, that the being in which none greater is possible exists in reality. If he proves this correct, then he proves God exists in reality. His key idea is that existence in reality is a great making quality. Since many criticisms were made, the answer is still unknown depending on your beliefs. Personally I believe in God. So I think that God does exist in reality. Depending on your background, you may think that God only exists in understanding, which means you only know of him and you do not believe in …show more content…
There are so many religions in this world that I most likely would not be able to count them all, but they all come down to one thing; God. Being raised in a christian household isn’t the only factors to why someone believes in what they do or why they speak and dress differently from others. Of course that does have major implications as to why you do what you do, but it still all comes down to what kind of person you were from the beginning. God, I believe is a personal choice chosen by people who need to believe in something greater than them. People alone can’t handle power and don’t know how to use it properly, so they look for a far greater being. To know that there is someone watching over you, even when you're at your worst is the greatest feeling in the world and can’t be taken away by anyone but

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