Now, one very common argument against the existence of god is the argument from evil and it goes like this-- if god exists, god is both all powerful and perfectly good if god is all powerful, god is able to prevent any evil he wishes to prevent. If you think this god-as-the-condition-of-existence argument is rubbish, you need to say why and unlike for the superhero version, scientific evidence won’t clinch the deal the question isn. The argument of evil for the existence of god one of the major arguments proposed against the existence of god in contemporary western philosophy is the problem of evil it is based upon the inability to reconcile the magnitude of evil in the world with the all-loving nature of god. About this resource a listing of saint thomas aquinas’ five proofs for the existence of god.
They made speculations about god's existence and arrived at a conclusion which i would argue is not anywhere near the christian conception of god, but was more of a pantheistic conception of god (in re: my arguments about the necessary ends of an argument from causality. Argument for existence of god the real is the rational, and the rational is the real in philosophical discussion, no statement is, perhaps, more important or more controversial. The power of god to change lives is one of the greatest arguments there is for god’s existence dr gary s linton starting a new church or ministry is one of the most rewarding things you can do to advance the gospel, but it can also be very challenging. Five rational arguments why god (very probably) exists the question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century as the rational probabilities for the existence of a.
Question: is there an argument for the existence of god answer: the question of whether there is a conclusive argument for the existence of god has been debated throughout history, with exceedingly intelligent people taking both sides of the dispute in recent times, arguments against the. Descartes' ontological (or a priori) argument is both one of the most fascinating and poorly understood aspects of his philosophyfascination with the argument stems from the effort to prove god's existence from simple but powerful premises existence is derived immediately from the clear and distinct idea of a supremely perfect being. There are a number of common arguments for the existence of god but most of these arguments are not as effective as many christians would like to think let’s consider a hypothetical conversation between a christian and an atheist christian: “everything with a beginning requires a cause the.
When it comes to the possibility of god's existence, the bible says that there are people who have seen sufficient evidence, but they have suppressed the truth about god 1 on the other hand, for those who want to know god if he is there, he says, you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart, i will be found by you. If a previous efficient cause does not exist, neither does the thing that results (the effect) therefore if the first thing in a series does not exist, nothing in the series exists if the series of efficient causes extends ad infinitum into the past, for then there would be no things existing now. Now, none of these arguments make a definitive case for the existence of god, and many of them are (fairly) easily debunked or problematized (as i'll try to show. Other (“minor”) arguments for the existence of god that have received serious discussion in recent times include moral arguments, arguments from religious experience, arguments from miracles, arguments from consciousness, arguments from reason, and aesthetic arguments. Arguments for god's existence arguments for the existence of god come in many different forms some draw on history, some on science, some on personal experience, and some on philosophy the primary focus of this site is the philosophical arguments—the ontological argument , the first cause argument , the argument from design , and the moral.
Arguments for atheism or the nonexistence of a god can be found in the arguments for atheism section argument from holy scripture [ index ] divine inspiration is often claimed for features of religious texts, constituting evidence of god's existence or the truth of a religious doctrine. So the fact that arguments for the existence of god do not produce mathematical certainty does not by itself weaken the case for god’s existence it simply places the question of god’s existence in the same category as other questions such as that of the existence of the external, mind-independent world and the question of how we know other. Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of god anselm’s argument is an a priori argument that is, it is an argument that is independent of experience and based solely on concepts and logical relations, like a mathematical. In the books he investigates 10 arguments for the existence of god it should be noted that he does not question whether religion is right or wrong he merely looks at these arguments from a.
“arguments” imply an “argument”, or a debate, or a conflict god’s existence is anything but these things the issue is extremely tiny for atheists, who know that nobody has seen god and there is no evidence for god anywhere, for centuries and centuries. The ontological argument shows that if the theistic god exists, then his existence is a necessary existence the other arguments from religious need and joy are founded upon man’s need and desire for god. Fortunately, it was a multiple option poll, so i selected the kalam cosmological argument, the fine-tuning argument, the local fine-tuning argument, the moral argument, and the ontological argument these are among my favorite arguments for the existence of god. Thomas aquinas (1225-1274) developed five arguments for god’s existence, simplified in this way: 1 the unmoved mover argument: from our experience of motion in the universe, we can see that there must have been an initial mover.
Appendix: 36 arguments for the existence of god 1 the cosmological argument 2 the ontological argument 3 the argument from design a the classical teleological argument. Arguments why god (very probably) exists it takes the existence of some kind of a god to make the mathematical underpinnings of the universe comprehensible are the fierce arguments that. The arguments for god’s existence that i think are the most powerful ones lead you to the existence of a god who not only got the ball rolling thirteen billion years ago with the big bang, but who conserves the world in being from moment to moment.