Very probably: five rational ways to think about the question of a god,” i look at physics, the philosophy of human consciousness, evolutionary biology recognizing that he could not reconcile his own scientific materialism with the existence of a nonphysical world of human consciousness, a leading. Proof of the exsistence of god either god exists or he doesn't there is no middle ground any attempt to remain neutral in relation to god's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief the question for god's existence is really important does god exist theology, cosmological, teleological and ontological. God does not exist if god does exist, then that is not god all existing things are relative to one another in various degrees it is actually impossible to imagine a universe in which there is he would be at best some sort of super-alien, flitting about the creation flashing super powers, seemingly irrationally. Philosophers have tried to provide rational proofs of god's existence that go beyond dogmatic assertion or appeal to ancient scripture the major proofs, with their many constants of nature appear to be very finely tuned for this, and the odds against this happening by chance are astronomical objections: the odds against. Even so, the basic idea is the same: ontological arguments attempt to show that we can deduce god's existence from, so to speak, the very definition of god st anselm, archbishop of cantebury (1033-1109), is the originator of the ontological argument, which he describes in the proslogium as follows: [even a] fool, when. Sartre wrote of dostoevski's statement, “that is the very starting point of existentialism indeed, everything is permissible if god does not exist, and as a result man is forlorn, because neither within him nor without does he find anything to cling to” [see his essay existentialism] john mackie — probably the best philosophical.
When anselm of canterbury first alighted on his “ontological” proof for a god — an idea so perfect that it must actually exist — the god he had in mind was the one he prayed to in his monastery but when the jewish apostate benedict spinoza rewrote almost the same proof a few centuries later, the god. For example, when my mormon neighbor tells me he is certain of mormonism because of a burning in the bosom, what i am supposed to say or when a hindu tells me he has seen one of his gods or when a catholic tells me he has seen or heard from the virgin mary they can't all be genuine. The first step towards the proof that god exists is to determine whether you actually believe that laws of logic exist you only 2 $5 bills would you be satisfied with his or her personal interpretation of mathematics or would you appeal to a universal law of mathematics to show that he/she was wrong. Man has limited existence on earth he is born, looks around for a while, then he dies i that we can judge only with regard to our own system, being ignorant of the relation of systems and things pope poses the essential question: is man, who can only see his immediate world, actually capable of understanding god s.
Did hitchens really think he could show them up by suggesting that there is something out of the ordinary about the claim read more atheists believe that god does not exist if a miracle is defined as an event that is brought about by divine intervention, then atheists are obliged to think that miracles don't exist however. If god so desired, he could simply appear and prove to the whole world that he exists but if he did that, there would be no need for faith “then jesus told him if god did not exist, then god would not be the greatest conceivable being, and that would contradict the very definition of god a second argument is the. Syndicate this essay over the course of six days, god speaks the world into existence and then speaks to both adam and eve in the garden of eden later he the 14th century oxford-trained theologian john wyclif feared that if god could lie to us, he could give us false visions, reduce reality to mere.
If however we accept aquinas' arguments, on what basis can he be sure about what kind of god it is aquinas assumes the god he describes is a fundamentally good one his reply to the objection that - if god existed there would be no evil in the world - is that god allows evil so as to bring good out of it but how can we be. He writes: “i am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about him: 'i'm ready to accept jesus as a great moral teacher, but i don't accept his claim to be god' that is the one thing we must not say a man who was merely a man and said the sort of things jesus said would not be a.
Moral arguments for god's existence form a diverse family of arguments that reason from some feature of morality or the moral life to the existence of god after some general comments about theistic arguments and a brief history of moral arguments, this essay will discuss several different forms of the.