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  • On Being An Atheist By H. J. Mccloskey Summary

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    INTRODUCTION In his article “On Being an Atheist”, Australian philosopher, H.J. McCloskey, who wrote a number of atheistic works in the 1960’s and 70’s for the journal Question, takes a critical stance on arguments against God’s existence, and offers numerous reasons including the problem of evil to suggest that one should not believe in God. He believes that atheism is a much more comfortable belief versus having a belief in God who allows the suffering of innocent persons so that He could get

  • On Being a Theist

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    McCloskey is both critical of the classical arguments for God’s existence and offers the problem of evil as a reason why one should not believe in God. McCloskey progresses through, in his opinion, the weakest arguments for theism, such as the cosmological argument, teleological argument, and the problem of evil. In the end, McCloskey asserts that atheism is more comforting than theism. Through the course of the article, McCloskey brings up constructive points of theism, however at the same time

  • The Existence of God

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    In the article of Existence of God, the article describes the distinction between existence and essence on weather or not God exists or ever existed. The argument resembles more on cosmological arguments of Thomas Aquinas, then the ontological argument of Anselm. The argument persuades the existence of God can be separated from the essence of God, but the argument goes on to argue if God exists or never existed. The argument clearly states that God exists by giving examples, such mountains and valleys

  • Limitations of the Arguments towards the Existence of God

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    papacy became a political player and Christianity spread among the Europe. From the Middle Ages up till now, many monks and Scholars try to prove the God exist and their arguments can be divided into four categories including ontological arguments, cosmological arguments, arguments from design and pragmatic arguments. Ontological Arguments Ontological argument was first proposed by St. Anselm of Canterbury in 11th century. It is an argument for God’s existence based on reason and without experience

  • Anselm's Ontological Argument

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    The design and cosmological argument are very interconnected. The design argument talks about the designer of this world and the reason for this universe and the cosmological argument mentions that the designer must have a cause because everything depends on a cause and the first cause must be God. The arguments are divided up into different foundations

  • Existence Of God Essay

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    God’s existence: no experience, many experiences and one experience The first argument is the ‘Ontological Argument’. Unlike the other two claims, this one is not based on evidence. ‘The Design argument’ depends on the nature around us and ‘The Cosmological argument’ is based on scientific evidence, the cause and effect. However, the ontological argument by St. Anselm (1033-1109), which is described as non-experiential or a priori in character, states that if God exists then he should be perfect and

  • The Existence Of God

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    Therefore making him that which nothing greater can be conceived of, and which cannot be conceived not to exist which we have already defined as God. The second argument for a God comes from St. Tomas Aquinas, who argues for the cosmological point of view. The cosmological argument states that all things in this universe have a cause, and since these causes cannot go on for ever there must be a first cause, i.e. God. He argues that there are five ways to argue for the existence of God, the first is

  • Does God Exist?

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    In my life on this planet I have come to question many things that many take on as blind faith. We all know that someday we will 'physically' die, Yet, we continuously deny the forces working inside ourselves which want to search out the true outcome of what may or may not come after death. It's far easier for humanity to accept that they will go on to a safe haven and be forgiven for all, rather than to question the existence of a super omnipotent being. Fortunately, there are some of us who tend

  • Critical Analysis of McCloskey’s Arguement in "On Being an Athiest"

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    prove anything but cause arguments, is a fallacy. McCloskey believes the arguments individually cannot make a case for God. In lesson 18, the cumulative case was presented. The Cumulative case takes the Cosmological, Teleological, and Moral Arguments and puts them altogether. The Cosmological case makes claim for a creator. The Teleological case is the intelligent and the Moral case is the personal and morally prefect. Altogether, this makes the Cumulative case state; a personal, moral, intelligent

  • Arguments for the Existence for God

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    1. The Cosmological Argument for the existence of God is based on the principle of cause and effect. What this basically means is that the universe was the effect of a cause, which was God. One of the oldest and most well known advocates of the Cosmological Argument was Thomas Aquinas who outlines his argument for the existence of God in his article entitled The Five Ways. The first way in his argument is deals with motion. Aquinas says that in order for something to be in motion something had