Arguments for God's Existence
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This paper presents several arguments in favor of the existence of God. Scholars and their proofs supporting a divine creator are cited. Other approaches, such as the cosmological argument are also presented. Finally, the paper concludes by addressing the work of Craig, which states that a world without God is absurd.
From the Paper:"In the first instance, the occurrence of evil is sometimes necessary for the result of a greater good. Evans illustrates this using a heroic soldier who might sacrifice his life for the sake of his comrades. Similarly, natural evils (e.g. illnesses) are perhaps necessary in order for a person to cultivate certain virtues. From a theistic perspective, then, there is no utterly pointless evil. Experiencing evil can be viewed as a test of faith. This judgment is simply based on a believer's personal evidence of God's goodness (i.e., the evidential form of the problem of evil), which is as valid as the atheistic argument."
Sample of Sources Used:
- H.J. McCloskey, " On Being an Atheist," Question 1 (February, 1968): 50-54
- Lesson 18, Philosophy of Religion, PointeCast Presentation, 2009.
- C. Stephen Evans, Philosophy of Religion, (InterVarsity Press, 1985), 52-59
- W.L. Craig, "The Absurdity of Life Without God," PDF file, source unknown
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