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Final Paper- Yash Patel Professor- Dr. Witmer Cosmological Argument There are many arguments that try to prove the existence of a God: fine-tuning argument, the objection from the threat of Spinozism, the objection from the impossibility of a necessary creator, cosmological argument, etc. However, the one that I find both plausible and suited for us to give a good argument for either God himself or, at least, some kind of first cause or ultimate explainer. The cosmological argument claims that the existence of a world is sufficient evidence of the existence of a God who created the universe. In other words the cosmological argument provides its case with the argument that God is significant amount of evidence for universe’s existence. The argument is based around the claim that the existence of the universe is in need of a competent explanation. A general cosmological argument can be formed like such: 1. For every x, there is a cause for x’s existence. 2. The Universe has an existence. 3. Thus, the Universe must have a cause of its existence. 4. If the universe has a cause of its existence then that cause is God. 5. Therefore, God exists. However, there is a major problem with this argument, which ultimately proves the argument to not hold true: if everything that exists has a cause, then does God have a cause? If one were to consider both the options, God has a cause and God does not have a cause, the argument does not hold true and fails to provide any evidence either way. Firstly, if one were to consider that God does not have a cause, then premise 1 does not hold true. Due to the fact that, if God were an uncaused object then its uncaused existence would go against the claim made in premise 1; for every x, there is ... ... middle of paper ... ...ce the universe is finite, it must rely on some other form of entity to create it, due to the fact that self-causation is utterly impossible. As mentioned above self-causation falls to hold true because of the fact that for something to cause itself, it must have to have existed prior to itself to create itself. Thus, the universe must have been created by an entity, which is ultimately not contingent and can match the expected immense explanation of the universe. And the only explanation, which can support all of this, is, God or some sort of a primary ultimate cause. With all the above-mentioned arguments and premises, it leads me to believe that the cosmological argument is one of the most sound and plausible arguments for one to explain the existence of a God, the reason being that the universe’s existence requires a very significant and appropriate explanation.

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