God as a Supernatural Being or a Myth

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God as a Supernatural Being or a Myth God, supernatural being or a myth? That is the question that this paper will try to answer. This paper will try to prove that the supernatural being known as god truly does exist. In doing so, I will use an argument, by Elliot Sober, which tries to prove that God's existence is merely a myth and refute that argument. In the end proving that God truly exists. (1) If God were to exist, then that being would be all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good (all-PKG for short). (2) If an all-PKG being existed, then there would be no evil. (3) There is evil. Hence, there is no God. This argument by Elliot Sober is a valid one when examined at a deductive point of view. Yet, when this argument is analyzed inductively, it becomes an invalid argument. Sober made some good points in this argument but I will attempt to refute premiss (2) and (3) to prove that an all-PKG God exists. In premiss (2) of the argument from evil, Sober says that "if an all-PKG being existed, then there would be no evil." Deductively, this premiss seems to be true but Sober forgets another being could have created evil. This other being could be the one and only, well renowned Satan. Satan is another being that is believed to be all-powerful, all-knowing, but not all-good. Since Satan posses these magnificent attributes then he too could not have created a few things, such as evil or maybe even the universe. If Satan created the universe then God also has to exist, if he doesn't then who would have created goodness in the universe? Sober's argument states as its conclusion that there is no God, but this refusal proves that God does exist, whether or not he created the universe. In premiss (3) of the argument from evil, Sober states that evil exists. Evil does exist but what exactly is evil? If you define evil as something that you do not like, then evil can be someone making a batch of raisin oatmeal cookies. If you define evil as suffering, then having to eat lima beans and liver for dinner can be considered evil. Premiss (3) depends on how the word evil is being defined. The Judeo-Christian definition of evil is anything done by one of god's spirits beings against him or his created beings.
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