Does God Exist?
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This paper presents Rene Descartes's philosophical approach to proving God's existence. The paper explores how Descartes takes us down a path of reasoning, which provides the logical proof for God's existence, not only persuading us with his ultimate definition of God and the proof provided for existence, but demonstrating the importance of skepticism and inquiry as the path to knowledge.
From the Paper:"Those of us who believe in the existence of God, accept His existence unquestioningly. We have been raised to believe in the reality of His existence and do not have the courage to question. We assume that if we allowed ourselves the freedom of questioning we may conclude our reflections by doubting His existence or even denying it. Our denial would emerge from an awareness of the logic of scientific and logical evidence to prove the existence of God beyond a shadow of a doubt. However, where we might fear questioning, was questioned by Rene Descartes and, in fact, subjected to an intensive examination. However, instead of concluding that examination with a denial of God's existence, Descartes affirmed it. Although one may initially react to Descartes' questioning of the existence of God as potentially dangerous due to our assumption that it cannot be proven, either through reference to science or logic, Descartes takes us down a path of reasoning which provides the logic proof for that existence, not only persuading us with his ultimate definition of God and the proof provided for existence but demonstrating the importance of skepticism and inquiry as the path to knowledge."
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