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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion In the paper “Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion” by David Hume, an imaginary character, Cleanthes, discusses the concept of God’s existence. In the paper, he presents a version of the ‘teleological’ argument for God’s existence by applying general principles in order to reach a specific conclusion. Cleanthes compares the nature of God to that of an architect and says that God’s design of the universe performs in a mechanical method. He compares God’s invention of universe to that of human’s invention of machines and says that there is an order and appearance of design of the universe. Cleanthes argues that the way intelligent human beings created machines, in the same way there is an intelligent, all powerful, all knowing and benevolent being that created the universe. He says that the machine and the creator has cause and effect relationship; the human mind builds the
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