Value of the cosmological argument

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Cosmological argument has very limited or no value for someone who does not believe in God because...
No matter how good the argument, you cant just decide to believe. Its just no like that. Believing in God comes from faith/It isn't as scientific as its supporters claim-the possibility of things existing without a cause is shown by Quantum Physics
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Cosmological argument has some value for those who already believe in God because...
It gives you a rational basis for your beliefs/The big bang theory supports the idea that the universe had a definite beginning, its not infinite/Science shows everything has a cause/When added to other arguments for God it makes his existence likely
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Cosmological argument has limited value for someone who already believes in God because...
Because of the beliefs they already have they will look at the universe and see cause and effect, motion and change accept that it was brought into existence by God/Faith cannot be tested by using rational enquiry
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Fallacy of composition
To confuse the properties of a whole with the properties of the parts. For example This is a good school=every pupil in the school is good
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Fideism
The idea that religious beliefs cannot be justified through rational means, only through faith
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It gives you a rational basis for your beliefs/The big bang theory supports the idea that the universe had a definite beginning, its not infinite/Science shows everything has a cause/When added to other arguments for God it makes his existence likely

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Cosmological argument has some value for those who already believe in God because...

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Because of the beliefs they already have they will look at the universe and see cause and effect, motion and change accept that it was brought into existence by God/Faith cannot be tested by using rational enquiry

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To confuse the properties of a whole with the properties of the parts. For example This is a good school=every pupil in the school is good

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The idea that religious beliefs cannot be justified through rational means, only through faith

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