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Shelby Aleksick 3-24-11 1. Is "Pascal's Wager" an argument for the existence of God? If so, how does the argument attempt to prove God's existence? If not, what is the argument trying to show? I think he is trying to explain if there is a God or if there is no God. I don’t think this is completely about God’s existence because he keeps using “if” in scenarios he explains. 2. Before stating his argument, Pascal says that, if God exists, then he is "infinitely incomprehensible". Does Pascal stay true to this assumption when he is giving his argument? In the beginning he says the God is “infinitely incomprehensible”, that he has no affinity to us, and that “we are incapable of knowing either what He is or if He is”. Later in the reading he talks about wagering and giving things up and the rewards
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Unformatted text preview: of believing in Gods existence. How are we suppose to know if our wagers and benefits are because of our change in beliefs if we are incapable of knowing God. 3. The first premise of Craig's Cosmological Argument says, "Whatever begins to exist must have a cause for its existence". How do we know that this is true? Is there any argument that you can give to support it? This reading was really hard for me to understand. At the end of the reading in the conclusion Craig talked about how the cause comes from a personal creator. Some one must desire to make a change in order for that change to occur; therefore, a cause comes from someone that desires it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 105 taught by Professor Heter during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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