Religion and Arguments for god


Criticisms of the Teleological argument
  1. The argument does not prove that the intelligent designer is God.
  2. An intelligent designer must be far more complex than anything it is capable of designing, and the existence of life, let alone something more complex than it, is very impropable.
  3. Assumes that one can infer the existence of intelligent design merely by examination.
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Religion and Arguments for god


The Kalam cosmological argument
  1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
  2. The universe began to exist.
  3. Therefore, the universe has a cause.
  4. If the universe has a cause, then an uncaused, personal Creator of the universe exists who without the universe is beginningless, changeless, immaterial, timeless, spaceless and enormously powerful.
Anselm‘s ontological argument

Anselm's ontological argument is a philosophical argument, made from an ontological basis.

Anselm defines God as "the greatest being" and argues that if such being can exist in the mind, then it must also exist in reality. If it existed only in the mind, then an even greater being must be possible—one who exists both in mind and in reality. Therefore, this greatest possible being must exist in reality.

Criticisms of the aesthetic argument
  1. The argument assumes beauty is something immaterial instead of being a subjective neurological response to stimuli.
  2. A person's talent is assumed to be god's work and not his own hard work. ("How dare another human being make such beautiful music/poetry/art when I can't? It must be God that did it")
  3. The existence of evil & various types of ugliness invalidates the argument. ("Didn't God also created parasitic microbes?")
Pascal‘s wager

Pascal's wager is a philosophical argument for God, presented by the 17th-century French philosopher, Blaise Pascal, who posits that human beings bet with their lives when deciding to believe in God (or not).

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