Now that Descartes has done away with what he was so sure of before, he finds himself lost in a world for which nothing seems certain. Nevertheless, he persists onward in his journey for truth. Until this point, he has shown me that I can doubt what I sense, my perspective, and the corporal world, he has even shown me that it is entirely possible that I am being deceived by a god or demon. But, there is something that is common in all of this: the “I” which is being deceived by god or the senses. Indeed, I am sitting here thinking about what word I’m going to write next, and even if I am being deceived about the computer in front of me or seat I am sitting on, I am still certain that I am thinking.
Below are some similarities with my personal beliefs. First, God exists because the existence of any other thing is because of God. Every dependent thing has a clarification for its existence. For that reason, if the universe has an explanation of its existence then it must be a personal being. The world is classified as an unexpected thing.
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. Out of the five major opinions for God existence in regards to reason, the Teleolgical argument does the best job of not just proving a God exists but
Therefore, God must exist so that the definition would be true. Anselm’s argument is based on this known definition of the concept of God alone. Descartes’ argument for the existence of God is based on his foundation of knowledge, logic. Humans have the idea in their minds of infinite perfection. Humans also have the idea of themselves as inferior to this idea as imperfect.
William Paley is a philosopher well known in the 18th and 19th century. He was well known for his piece entitled, “Natural Theology” which is a piece that argues for the existence of God and constantly compares it to a watch. He argues that if no one has seen someone one has seen a watch before, they would most likely believe that someone created it. He argues this because the complexity of the object was to complex for it to have just been that way naturally. In some people 's opinions, God can not create something so complex and can only be man made.
Saint Anselm delivered the strongest ontological argument for God through conceptual analysis. The ontological argument is a deductive argument that is an analytical statement that can be constructed by definition(s). He argues that one thing is necessary to exist, and that thing is God. God is a necessary being. His argument is known as reductio ad absurdum, which demonstrates through a contradiction that God exists.
Everyone has different opinions on politics, religion, science, and almost everything else, so people will also have opinions about the world and universe, which has been created 14 billion years ago. I am on this planet now and worry about the present. The past I cannot change, and the future I cannot predict. The discussion of what caused the existence of the universe is an interesting topic, but does not affect me now, and does not change who I am or my existence. Yes, everything has a cause of existence, but I do not believe it is necessary for me to know every cause of existence.
The creations of elements, how things came about of course nothing was self made which is why God is the maker or creator. The forming of the elements that lead into creation, where these things came from before anything and anyone came to existence there was a being who made it all happen which was
Christians and Mormons both acknowledge that God existed before creation, but Mormons believe that there were also others, our spirits, in existence at the time of creation. All three creation accounts talk about how humans came into existence, but all three go into different debt about the subject. The
This all sums to the conclusion that God is neither a fabricated idea either. Therefore, as a result, God must be an innate idea. The idea of God is one idea, not a compilation of multiple, of a unity of omniscience, perfection, and infiniteness that is encompassed in one being. We are all born with the idea of a perfect, all-powerful God because God has placed it in our