Arguments for the existence of God

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  • Mccloskey's Arguments For The Existence Of God

    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…

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  • Argument On The Existence Of God

    Without God, there is no real obligation to hold true to morals. Morals are simply devices that we have adapted to in order to ensure the survival of our species. Craig uses the example of rape, saying that certainly everyone knows that rape is wrong, but without God there is nothing truly wrong with rape, it is simply something that we avoid because it is not beneficial to humankind. But because there is a real moral objection to this behavior, then it is important because it is another…

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  • Argument For The Existence Of God

    explanation is Darwinian evolution by natural selection. 5. We don't have an equivalent explanation for physics. 6. We should not give up the hope of a better explanation arising in physics, something as powerful as Darwinism is for biology. Therefore, God almost certainly does not exist. This argument is jarring because the atheistic conclusion that "Therefore, God almost certainly does not exist" seems to come suddenly out of left field. You don't need to be a philosopher to realize that…

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  • Anselm's Argument For The Existence Of God

    The argument for the existence of God will always give rise to infinitive points of view. St. Anselm (c. 1033- April 21, 1109) was distinguished philosopher, scholar, theologian and an Italian monk who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury. His thinking and writings about God and the disposition of faith has influenced and fascinated scholars and philosophers since the Middle Ages—some would even say he is the most important Christian thinker of the 11th century. In his highly…

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  • Cosmological Argument For The Existence Of God

    to tell you what is cosmological argument. The cosmological Argument (Greek "cosmos"= orderly whole): a posterior, deductive. "god" is the "first (uncaused) cause "of the cosmos. it is deductive, so it is a candidate for soundness. Then the cosmological argument is the argument that the existence of the world or universe is strong evidence for the existence of a God who created it. The existence of the universe, the argument claims, stands in need of explanation, and the only adequate…

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  • Arguments To Establish The Existence Of God

    Philosophers is how our world began and if there exists a greater being. In this essay I will be examining the arguments surrounding the existence of God. There are three main arguments that hope to establish the existence of God, such as, the Ontological, Cosmological, and Teleological arguments, and in this essay I will analyze each, and point out which one has the greatest chance at being convincing. In Anselm’s Ontological Argument, he plans to establish, that there is a God, purely from his…

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  • Blackburn's Argument For The Existence Of God

    I am going to argue that Blackburn is wrong to claim that the existence of evil strongly suggest that there does not exist a god who is all-good, all-knowing and all-powerful. Exposition - Words (189) Blackburn's argument is that the three characteristics normally attributed to God in any given religion is that he is all powerful, all knowing, and all caring, but that these three qualities cannot resolve itself with the presence of evil in the world. Since evil does exist and is indisputably a…

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  • Ontological Argument For The Existence Of God

    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…

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  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God

    be considered the truth. This lead Descartes to argue for the existence of God. For the purpose of this paper, I will first discuss Descartes’s argument for the existence of God within the third and fifth meditations. I will then take issue with three of Descartes arguments. Descartes argues that some ideas are more real than others. These ideas are those that represent substances and contain more objective reality. These ideas are first modes or accidents, finite substance, and…

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  • Kant's Argument For The Existence Of God

    Kant’s argument is convincing. He makes believing in God rational by providing several questions to consider. He raises his point by bringing up objective moral facts. First stating that God's existence is reasonable because there must be a first cause. He also talks about individual morals and how God and morality go hand and hand. He then brings into light the categorical imperative, and how rational people create maxims. Furthermore, Kant mentions the highest good and happiness and how our…

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