William Paley's Argument For The Existence Of God

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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. Paley argument is correct because God created several parts that make up the whole watch, there was a plan before creating the watch, and the watch has a function. Paley is correct because God created the many parts that make up something so complex. He put minerals, metals and other things on the earth to even make up the whole watch. In the work that Paley wrote he states, “I. Nor would it, I apprehend, weaken the conclusion that we had never see a watch made: that we had …show more content…

I say this because the watch wasn’t just put together randomly in hope that it would do something. Someone took the time planning it out just like God did with the Universe. The watch took time to plan out to ensure that everything would work in the spots that they were in. You can see this when he says, “There cannot be design without a designer; contrivance without a contriver; order, without choice;” (Paley 49). That quote just shows that things take time to be planned out and everything has a purpose. In the watch, every little dial, wristband, minute hand, had a purpose and was there for a reason. The watch goes hand and hand with God making the Universe. God planned out the earth putting oxygen, plants, water and other things here for a purpose. We didn’t see the Universe being made, but God planned everything out and did it for a

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