In Pascal’s Pensees, the difference between reason and believing are two completely different things. For Pascal, believing in God is good for the heart, but for all the non-believers, reason could be the only way to get closer to God. On other hand, there was a point where Pascal stated that there are somethings that reason does not understand the result, but the only thing that can understand the impossible is God. Thus, in Pascal tells his audience that the impossible reasoning is only understand by having God in their hearts.
All of the philosophers that we've studied so far have made some valid arguments concerning the existence, or non-existence of God. If I had to be swayed by an opinion for God's existence, or non-existence it would have to be by William Paley's argument. Paley's analogy is strong because of his metaphor of the watch to explain the universe and the existence of an intelligent designer. The weak part of this analogy is that the watchmaker as evidence can be produced in the physical form; the universe maker as evidence cannot be produced in physical form.
CREATION MYTHS Who created us? That’s the real question, and it is in our nature to wonder about the human creation. It’s obvious we all want to know who created this world and more important who created humans? Many have tried to explain our real creation. All the explanations we could possibly imagine, fall in two different categories: scientific and religious.
God is known to be omnipresent, or “the builder of everything” (The Holy Bible, Romans 1:20), which sources from his supernatural ability to bring forth whatever He pleases to the world. As implied in the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Christian old testament, when God wanted light He simply said, “‘let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). In addition to being the highest dweller in terms of His powers, God is also labeled to be immortal, with an “everlasting” (Isaiah 40:28) existence where he guides his creations, man and woman, through his unfathomable knowledge. This suggests that there exists a strong sense of belief and hope in God as Ketuvim, in the old testament, writes “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).
3. Thomas Aquinas’ Cosmological Argument argues for the existence of God. Thomas brings up cause and effect as reason the universe had to be created. Everything that is moved is moved by another; basicly saying the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts. Everything in the world is made up of two types of characteristics , accidental and essential.
When discussing the philosophy of God’s plausible existence, several well composed arguments are presented, from Anselm’s Ontological Argument based the definition of God, to the Teleolgical argument grounded in the idea that a complex creation demands an intelligent creator; additionally, many debate that there is no need for a rational explanation as we are required in the nature of belief to take ‘leap of a faith’ regarding the existence of God. While each side offers valuable insight into this dilemma, I would argue that neither fully proves the existence of an all-knowing, all-powerful and all-good God. However, as I will discuss in the rest of the paper, the Teleolgical Argument and Kierkengaard’s faith eliminates dread argument when combined can reasonably provide evidence for the existence of God.
Of the three main styles of arguments for the existence of God – the cosmological, the teleological, and the ontological – the teleological is probably the second strongest of these arguments. The teleological argument is also the only one of these arguments that reasons to its conclusion inductively. This means that, unlike the cosmological and ontological arguments, the acceptance of the premises of the teleological argument does not commit you to the acceptance of its conclusion. It only commits you to a judgement about the probability of the conclusion. The style of reasoning typically adopted by this method is one that starts from a posteriori observations about our reality, and then reasons a priori – typically through analogy – to the
People are always arguing if there is a God or not. Many people say they have felt God, or a higher power, in their presence
Who made the world we live in? This question has been debated for thousand of years and it is been the main fuel in many philosophers work. The Teleological Argument for God's Existence also known as the argument from design; it is the argument that our world and the universe surrounding it are complex that it was not created by accident, it was however designed by a intelligent designer. In 1802, William Paley created his analogical version of the teleological argument using an analogy of a watch. According to Ernest Nagel, Teleological argument is based on empirical evidence.
God 's existence has been a continuous debate certainly for centuries. The issue of God 's existence is debatable because of the different kind of controversies that can be raised from an "Atheist as being the non-believer of God" and a "Theist who is the believer of God". An atheist can raise different objections on the order of the universe by claiming that the science is a reason behind the perfection of the universe. In Aquinas 's fifth argument, he claims that the order of the universe cannot be explained by chance, but only by design and purpose. To explain this order of the universe he concludes that, there is an intelligent being whom we call "God".
And to think the being that is God is still further out of reach (150 billion light years is not infinite) is an unbelievable thing. So we do know what God is. He is perfect and he is infinite, but because our minds are limited we cannot fully grasps the concepts of perfection and
The Ontological Argument/The ‘Catholic’ View The ontological argument , conceived by St Anselm, claims it is better to exist in reality than understanding so it would be contradictory for God (conceptually the greatest being that can be conceived) to exist only in understanding. Therefore, God exists! The greatest flaw in this argument as pointed out by Gaunilo in his ‘Perfect Island’ argument, is it invites parody.
The philosophy of religion addresses not only the most important question: Is there a god? It also answers the questions of: If so, what is he like? ; What does that mean for us? There are three main sides to this argument. First being theism which states that god does exist.
This argument, if it is successful, demonstrates the existence of a Creator that transcends time, which has neither beginning nor
Creation is something people have different opinions about worldwide, this is a topic that has many different theories. There have been many different ideas that people have thought of in order to try to get people to think that it wasn’t God who created the earth. Almost always the new story got its ideas, based off the story of God’s creation of earth. Some of these crazy theories even try to show that humans were originally monkeys, before they were humans. God spent a lot of time and thought when he was creating the earth, and for people to deny it and not give God any thought is very sad.