Religion - Bryan Gastelle Philosophy Tuske Reflection Paper...

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Bryan Gastelle Philosophy Tuske Reflection Paper on the Existence of God Throughout history people have tried to explain what they do not understand. This is where religion comes in; religion justifies phenomena that people will never understand. Most religions follow a God of some kind and they generally agree that God is perfect in every way. God or the Gods are usually perceived to be all knowing, all powerful, and all loving. Theists have used the ontological argument to prove the existence of God. The ontological argument says three things: God is perfect; when one denies the existence of God they must have an idea in their mind of God’s perfection; existence is a perfection. This argument is in my opinion one of the worst arguments theists have. The word God in every sentence of the above proof could be replaced by any other noun. Replacing the word God with car would mean that somewhere there is a perfect car, and because we must have an idea of the absolute perfection of the car, the car must exist because existence is a perfection according to the ontological argument. Any logical person will tell you that objects cannot be imagined into existence and any theist will tell you that there is no perfect car governing our universe. A
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Niger during the Spring '08 term at Salisbury University.

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