Response To Anselm's Conception Of God

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In order for God to actually fit the role of “that than which non greater can be conceived” Anselm must provide something other than just a simple inference from his Christian faith. His thought process derives from believing that God is the supreme being of this world without doubt because no other objection has been made limiting his image and powers. However according to Hume if we were to think of the contradictory ideas of god that would make him unconceivable (Hume, XI). So being able to imagine that God does not in fact exist with uncertain attributes that gives implications that the conception of him being the greatest is false. Which even Anselm makes evident when he states “Teach my heart where and how to seek you, where and how to …show more content…
Anselm details several biblical texts like Job, Pslam, Timothy to support his statements and make clear that if you’re doubting his existence you’re a fool. Yet he doesn’t really have any strong argumentation other than mere inferences and cited biblical accounts of a being who supposedly holds the title all perfect. We can’t just infer that if the human mind hears such a statement like his first premise it would immediately lead him to associate that conception to of God. And if it were that case then we should begin to asses what kind of religious views these minds hold in order to come to such a conclusion. Not holding any form of religious views can maybe have an altering effect to whom we may attribute and conclude such a conception upon which Anselm doesn’t really take into account. Anselm more so tries to throw his ontological argument in a manner which can really pierce either those who have doubts or little understanding of God and his aspects. Anselm deems this maximally perfect being as omnipotent, percipient, merciful, all knowing, and impassible which highlights his dependence in Christian faith to appropriate these attributes which he has no prior experience of other that of biblical

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