I don't think the existence of god in and of itself is controversial we can't know for sure one way or the other even the most staunch atheist will admit that absence of proof is not proof of absence. If a previous efficient cause does not exist, neither does the thing that results (the effect) therefore if the first thing in a series does not exist, nothing in the series exists if the series of efficient causes extends ad infinitum into the past, for then there would be no things existing now. Existence of god introduction: the question of god's existence involves a long and controversial history defining the term god in and of itself is not an easy task because different people have their own concept of what god means to them.
In christianity: god as creator, sustainer, and judgethe attempt to prove the existence of god, and (2) the attempt to justify god in view of both the apparent shortcomings of the creation and the existence of evil in history (ie, the problem of theodicy. 258 theology questions and answers why do peopleobject to the study of god's existence part 2 (controversial) 100 why do peopleobject to the study of god's. Many of the major works in philosophical atheism that address the full range of recent arguments for god's existence (gale 1991, mackie 1982, martin 1990, sobel 2004, everitt 2004, and weisberger 1999) can be seen as providing evidence to satisfy the first, fourth and fifth conditions.
A ten-part series examining christian apologist and radio talk show host bob dutko's top 10 proofs for the existence of godthere are many failed arguments for god's existence but there is one which is fundamental to them all. What makes this conspiracy plausible is the existence of the mccollum memo the memo, written in 1940 by naval intelligence officer arthur mccollum, recommended eight ways for the us to provoke japan into war. In order to determine a meaning for our lives, the question of the existence of god is a vitally important concern thus, in this part of the course we consider whether philosophy can shed any meaningful light on the traditional arguments for the existence of god. God can't possibly exist given the evil in the world can god exist we often ask this question as we look at the suffering and pain around us, and the question that is really on the heart is, how can i come to understand how god is love when there is this suffering which is a different question. Descartes gives at least two arguments for god's existence the first one, found in i14, is a version of the ontological argument for god's existence descartes' ontological argument goes as follows: (1) our idea of god is of a perfect being, (2) it is more perfect to exist than not to exist, (3) therefore, god must exist.
A number of recent books and articles would have you believe that—somehow—science has now disproved the existence of god we know so much about how the universe works, their authors claim. Penetrating questions from the book of job by wayne jackson the book of job is one of the most profound pieces of literature ever to grace human existencelittle wonder, then, that renowned novelist victor hugo once suggested that if all the world's literary efforts were to be destroyed, and he could save but a solitary sample, it would be. Christianity, major religion, stemming from the life, teachings, and death of jesus of nazareth (the christ, or the anointed one of god) in the 1st century ce it has become the largest of the world's religions and, geographically, the most widely diffused of all faiths. Unfortunately, in reading jesus' statement that the kingdom of god is within you, many have mistakenly limited the kingdom of god to a philosophical perspective or a way of thinking in reality, the coming kingdom of god is far more than what is in the hearts and minds of jesus' followers. Question with boldness even the existence of a god because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear - thomas jefferson question with boldness even the existence of a god because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
Is it possible to prove or disprove god's existence arguments for the existence of god have taken many different forms over the centuries: in the non-existence of god, nicholas everitt considers all of the arguments and examines the role that reason and knowledge play in the debate over god's existence. It simply places the question of god's existence in the same category as other questions such as that of the existence of the external, mind-independent world and the question of how we know other people have minds. God absolutely exists, there is an endless amount of evidence that proves his existence if a person decides that they are going to look for god there is no question that they will find him because he is everywhere.
Of course, he would deny that god exists and he would probably say that after we die, we cease to exist since there is no absolute god, morals would not be absolute instead, they would be based upon personal preference and whatever works in society. Those who repent obtain god's forgiveness and take their place among the ranks of those who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot be forgiven disappear the question of. Does god exist this is one of the most important questions a person can consider your belief in the existence of god has enormous implications on your views of life, humanity, morality, and destiny. Popular arguments for the existence of god the ontological argument one of the most important attempts to demonstrate the existence of god is the ontological argument of saint anselm, an 11th-century theologian.
Moral arguments for god's existence form a diverse family of arguments that reason from some feature of morality or the moral life to the existence of god, usually understood as a morally good creator of the universe. Whether any of these arguments for the existence of god is successful, of course, remains controversial the arguments for the existence of god section sets out to explain each of the common philosophical arguments for theism, and so to explore the case for the existence of god. It is, perhaps, the most controversial proof for the existence of god most people who first hear it are tempted to dismiss it immediately as an interesting riddle, but distinguished thinkers of every age, including our own, have risen to defend it. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, god sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: romans 8.
Katy skid a middle school student in katy, texas, claimed her teacher insisted she deny the existence of god but the assignment in question was taken far out of context in media reports. While there are many other questions that intelligent people ask about god, these are some of the principal ones that could become intellectual roadblocks to those who are truly seeking to know the truth about god. Does god exist who is god and can we ultimately trust in any reality these questions have been among the greatest subjects of human speculation since history began, but not until modern times has the reality of god been so strongly called into doubt.