Cosmological Argument Essay

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The philosophical arguments: 1. Cosmological Argument (Psalm 19:1-6) Naturalistic argument in which the existence of God is deduced or inferred as highly probable from facts concerning causation, change, or motion. (Plato and then Aristotle were associated with this argument) William Lane Craig is a contemporary defender of this argument. city, house, etc. cause: builder, human and effect universe-earth - cause: creator, God and effect (This doesn’t argue for omnipotent power but it does argue for a very powerful force) 2. Teleological Argument (Job 38,39:13-19) Purpose and Intelligent Design (Socrates was first associated with this argument) Birds get heavier feathers in winter-cows generate heat below 19 degrees. Man can make tools, but…show more content…
Anthropological Argument (Acts 17:28-29) All human beings are children of God in the creation sense. Intelligence, conscience, belief, moral nature. We all have many things in common, we all sin, have fear. This points to a common originator. There is a twisted reflection of God because of the fall, but still we reflect God. “Made in God’s image”. We are all the offspring of God We think - God thinks, we have Emotion-God has emotion, we can discern right and Wrong-God can. 4. Ontological Argument (Anselm of Canterbury proposed this argument and later Rene Descartes deployed a similar argument) Idea of God - Everyone has an idea of God. Even atheists believe in a god in some sense. If you can conceive a God, then logic says there must be a God, or else where did the idea come from? 5. General Revelation (Romans 1:18-20) Knowledge of God and spiritual matters discovered through nature, philosophy, and reasoning. Heck, just go to the grocery store and look around at the vegetables and fruit and marvel at how God has created all this stuff perfectly for us to eat. In a 1996 survey of American scientists, 40% say they believe in a personal God who answers prayer. (Star Tribune, April 3, 1997). I point this out because I hear sometimes that almost all scientists are atheists which is not…show more content…
The liberation we desired was simultaneously liberation from a certain political and economic system and liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom. Perspective on the News; June,
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