Philosophy paper due oct 6 - Gurmilan Singh Philosophy 101 Student number Word count 1162 [email protected] How Does Evidence Define Existence The

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Gurmilan Singh Philosophy 101 Student number Word count: 1162 [email protected]
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How Does Evidence Define Existence? The question that continues to ponder the minds of people; does God really exist? The argument between theists and atheists have been going on for as long as the ideology of there being a God has ever existed. However, if there is no evidence of such a being; how do we know that He is real. In the book “God? A Debate between a Christian and an Atheist”, Craig, W. L., & Sinnott-Armstrong express their thoughts on why we should or should not believe in an all-omnipotent being such as God. As humans, we tend to believe in things for which we have strong evidence for. The idea that there is an all-powerful and all-knowing being out their leaves people to believe that this cannot be true for we have no evidence of such a being. In this essay, I defend Craig’s argument about how faith plays a role in helping us believe that such a being exists. Armstrong begins his argument by making one point very clear, “If there is no evidence for God’s existence, then we ought not to believe that God exists” (102). Armstrong believes in the ideology that everything we believe in must be backed up scientifically with evidence. The idea that there is an all-omnipotent and all-knowing being out their that has yet to show himself to us, seems overwhelming to Armstrong. As he states, just because we haven’t found any evidence for gold on Uranus yet, does not mean that there is in fact gold on Uranus. (Armstrong,104) Why doesn’t this all-powerful and all-knowing being make an appearance to humanity? The fact that we have never
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  • Spring '14
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