Essay on : It is pointless to deny the logical necessity of the existence of God.’ Discuss. [10]

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(b) ‘It is pointless to deny the logical necessity of the existence of God.’ Discuss. [10]

It can be argued that it is pointless to deny the logical necessity of the existence of God as Kant argued we would not act morally unless God existed because otherwise it would not make sense to act moral if we were not to be rewarded with things such a heaven. If there was no God then people would commit immoral acts without any fear of comebacks to immorality.

Secondly, as humans we have no guidance left on this earth so God must have passed on the rules of morality thus God exists. If God did not exist then we would not know how to live our lives morally and everyone has similar moral rules in every culture thus it is pointless to deny the logical necessity of the existence of God.

Thirdly, God explains why the universe is created and science still cannot do that so there must be a necessity for his existence as without him we cannot fully understand why the universe is here. A philosopher who emphasised this was Polkinghorne who argued that science and faith complement each other when trying to explain why the universe is here.

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Chiasmus

My understanding is that this question was asking about Anselm's ontological argument, which has not been addressed, and therefore I don't expect this answer will be worth any marks at all.

Larissa Begg

Can i ask what your mark was for this essay? i want to use itformy revision and to help me to improve my own essays and was wondering what mark you got, it looks like a high mark to me, but i wouldn't know,  Thanks,

Zaahidah.Yasmin

What was the mark for this essay, if you dont mind me asking. It would help with revision.

Thanks.

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