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Arguments for the existence of God Do you believe in God? Why or why not?
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The Ontological Argument Ontos = “being” - to exist God is: “…that than which nothing greater can be conceived” (St. Anselm, 11 th cent.) “…the most perfect being” (Descartes, 17 th cent.) Existence is a perfection A god that does not exist is not perfect = the most perfect being must necessarily exist As I understand it…
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The Cosmological Argument Thomas Aquinas’ (13 th Cent.) “five proofs”: 1. God is “first mover” 2. God is “first cause” 3. God is necessarily self-existent 4. God is the standard of all goodness 5. God is the intelligent designer of the universe… I was confused by…
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The Teleological Argument William Paley (18 th century) The argument from design: “teleos” = “purpose” - order, goal Complexity and order in the universe suggests there must be an intelligent designer of the universe (= God) “Intelligent Design” – the new creationism
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Ernst during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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