Mccloskey's Arguments For The Existence Of God

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The subject of whether or not God exists has elicited numerous philosophical debates over the years. Many philosophers have questioned whether God exists, with some arguing that he does exist while others refute this claim. The debates on the existence of God is based on the teleological and cosmological arguments. In his article, McCloskey refutes the claims made by these two arguments and holds that they are false. The author states that humans should dismiss the idea of God since there is evil in the world. McCloskey argues that since there is evil in the world, it can be concluded that God does not exist. The arguments made by the philosopher are related to the beliefs and values of atheists who object the existence of God (McCloskey, 1968). The author’s objection of the cosmological argument is based on the notion that the existence of the world does not imply that God also exists. He argues that there is no way the world’s existence warrants the presence of a supernatural being that was involved in creating the earthly things. The stand of McCloskey can be objected based on the fact that there are contingent beings that exist in the world and their existence is based on the presence of necessary beings …show more content…
The existence of God does not necessarily imply that the world should not experience evil. This is because there are many humans who occupy the world and their nature determines whether or not evil will be experienced. God manifests himself in times of challenges and helps those who believe in him and spiritual doctrines to overcome evil. For example, God’s presence becomes evident when people encounter challenges and call on him for divine intervention. With faith, believers are freed from the evil and overcome the problems that they may be encountering. On numerous occasions, the powers of God surpass those of the evil, and this leads to restoration of the former

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