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ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD




The Argument From Design/Teleological Argument
In the natural world everything seems to have been created for a purpose, it is
suited to the function it performs, i.e. everything seems to have been designed.
Example of the Human Eye - seems too intricate to have…

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The chance of the world turning out to be conducive to human survival and development
was so tiny that that we can conclude that the world must have been designed. God must
have controlled the physical conditions of the universe, and fine-tuned them to allow us
to evolve.



However...

The…

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It is self-contradictory, says that everything has a cause but God doesn't have a
cause. Supporters could counter-argue this by saying that what is really meant is that
everything except God has a cause, but then why should it stop at God instead of
somewhere else?
Why no infinite regress?…

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Strengths

Gives faith a rational basis, i.e. if you accept the first premise (God is the most
perfect Being imaginable) then it is logical and almost common sense to accept the
conclusions.
A Priori argument avoids the problems of needing evidence that could change or be
falsified in the future.…

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