The Ontological Argument For God 's Existence Essay

1635 Words Dec 12th, 2016 7 Pages
There are various systems and arguments for proving God’s existence; created by a plethora of theologists, psychologists, and philosophers, but I will be focusing on one: The Ontological Argument for God’s existence. The basic structure for the Ontological argument is set up as a reductio ad absurdum argument, which is essentially an argument which derives a solution by presenting the opposition to the desired solution, then formulating that it is absurd, or illogical, then in turn proves the desired outcome is the solution. The Ontological argument was first set forth by St. Anselm in the eleventh century(cite). The Ontological argument for the proof of God’s existence is the only argument which provides factual support towards understanding the major properties of God, some of these properties are: omnipotence, omniscience, and Omni benevolence (cite). The Ontological argument is also the only argument that focuses on a priori (theoretical deduction, rather than experience) information. Having an a priori systematic approach to proving the existence of God establishes great promise that many other proofs do not. Allowing society to see that the argument can be formed by deduction of reasoning falsifies many objections that faith in a God cannot prove a God, because these deductions provide logical steps towards the solution of God existing. This supposed logical reasoning gives the Ontological argument a counteractive approach to objections against its base and structure,…

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