AQA Religious Studies B: Existence of God

Revision notes on the existence of God.

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Theists accept evidence for God
Atheists reject believe in God. Not enough proof
Agnostics feel not sufficient evidence to prove existence of God or no existence of God
First Cause Argument/Cosmological Argument
Everything that exists was caused to exist
Universe exists so must have a cause
Must be something eternal, not caused by anything
Eternal First Cause is God
Problems Rebuttal
Big Bang Theory ­ Universe created by Big Bang started by God
random, not God
What caused God? God is outside time/space and is eternal
If God is eternal, why not the universe? We can measure time. Time must have a start
The Design Argument/Teleological Argument
Everything is so intricately made in detail that it could not have happened by chance
God designed the Universe
Problems Rebuttal
Evolution-Humans not the result of design Don't need to write books, paint pictures,
create music etc. to survive, so not from
Even if designed, not necessarily by God
Cruelty and suffering= evidence of poor God is beyond our understanding. He has is own
design reason for making suffering that we don't know
Science seems to deny the existence of God
Science can explain everything so God is no
longer needed.

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Problems Rebuttal
Science may be able to explain miracles in the Miracles unexplainable naturally so must be
future supernatural = God
Theists give miraculous claims to ordinary Miracles have converted atheists to believe in
events God
Doctors may have wrongly diagnosed illness Miracles are checked by doctors etc.…read more


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