The Existence of God

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What is the first cause argument?
Everything has a cause therefore the universe must have had a cause. This cause must be greater than the universe, so must be God.
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What are the arguments against the first cause argument?
What caused God? The Big Bang caused the Universe.
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What is the design argument?
The earth is to intricut and beautiful to have come about randomly
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What are the arguments against the design argument?
Evolution. Why must it be God, it could be the devil. There is evil and suffering.
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What are the arguments from miracles?
Miracles are events that break the law of nature or are a huge coincidence. It is so unnatural it must be caused by God.
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What is an example of a miracle?
When 17 people survived being buried under half a million tons of debris during 9/11, but survived and contacted the outside world.
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What are the arguments against miracles?
Difficult to prove as we could just not be able to explain them yet. Theist exaggerate them. Cure of illness maybe mind over matter. Some are made up. Not enough accounts.
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What are the 5 ways of communicating to God?
Communicating with God. Feeling God's presence during worship. Feeling God's presence in nature. Experiencing a conversion. Involvement in a miracle.
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What are the arguments against communicating with God?
Hallucination, exaggeration & lies.
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What are the arguments from morality?
Most people have morals so they must be given by God since our sense of right and wrong is "built in".
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What are the arguments against morality?
Difficult to prove exists. Some people have no morals. People learn morals from parents. People have different morals from one another.
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What are the arguments against God's existence?
We can play the role of God. Evil and suffering. Evolution.
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