Argumentative Essay On The Existence Of God

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THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from, we will have failed.” - Carl Sagan For generations, the classic argument concerning the existence of God has remained frustratingly unresolved. The Universe, as inexplicably vast and unfathomable as it is, has baffled scientists and theologians alike and man has speculated about the creation of the cosmos and the reasons for his own consciousness a thousand different ways. Many schools of thought with a diversity of views have come into being to seek the final answer to the God question. There are many intricacies in the faith that people place in their respective convictions but, to generalize, religious men, who abide by scriptures, traditional writing and prevalent belief systems, can be said to hold the stance of ‘theism’, which is a belief in the existence of a god or gods, specifically of a creator who intervenes in the universe. On the other hand, hard rationalists, who refuse to acknowledge anything that is not scientifically proven, tend to be ‘atheists’, a stance that advocates a stubborn disbelief in the existence of god. Apart from these two basic streams of belief, there is also the question of the knowability of the reality of god. Those who think we can know whether god exists or not are called ‘gnostic’ and those who think that there is no conceivable way for us to confirm the existence or non-existence of god are called ‘agnostic’.

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