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…

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    For decades now, the topic of God’s presence has been bantered consistently.There are numerous arguments that seek to explain life apart from God’s involvement. Such as, cosmological and teleological arguments. “In light of these, H.J McCloskey composed an article entitled "On Being an Atheist" in which he says these contentions are false and contends that without complete evidences, we should expel the possibility of God totally and his primary complaint to the possibility of God is the…

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    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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    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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    Many believe that God was self-created or self-causing which is baffling because “God as cause” would have to precede “God as effect”. If we continue to go off the claim that no one created God, concluding that God is eternal, then why not make the notion simpler in the fact that the universe is also eternal? For an example, matter can change into energy just as so energy can change into matter, but the sum total of matter equals energy, remains constant. Same with the universe, it has no outer…

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    I assert the position that to argue the existence of God, first depends on how much control one is or is not willing to exercise over oneself. The belief in the existence of an omnipotent, supreme being or force, requires one to relinquish some sort of control over one’s own faith and reason in return for the entitlement of certain divine positive rights. For example, the concept of salvation in Christianity requires repentance and faith in the holy trinity. this then, entitles the devotee…

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    The argument consists of several premises and one conclusion. The first premise would be "If there is no God, then there is no morality". The second premise would be "If God doesn't exist, then there are no truths about what is and what is not moral". The third premise would be "Of course God exists, since the billions of faithful believers out there couldn't all be wrong". Finally, the conclusion would be "Therefore, it necessarily follows that there are objective truths about what is moral". …

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    There a God? If there is a God, what is he like?, And what does that mean for us. The Arguments for Gods existence comes in many forms. Like opinions, some comes from history, personal experiences, different beliefs, and some comes from science. These arguments have been going on for more than thousands of years. And over time that is when other well known religions have come about. When other religions come we then ask ourselves which do we actually religion do we actually follow. Different…

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    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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    types of arguments for the existence of god. However, only one seems interesting to me and that was the ontological argument. There are so many who studied this argument that I find it so interesting to see how they all found it and explained it. The ontological argument is the argument based on reason. It is based on the very being of God. With this argument there is no need for finding physical evidence for the existence of God. It attempts to prove the existence of God by the word and…

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