A necessary being can only give rise to a contingent universe

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument againstThis argument is an objection to The universe is contingent.
Keywords: Cosmological argument, First cause, God, Contingency, Necessity[ edit ].



“In fact, it's perfectly impossible for an absolutely necessary being to produce anything as necessary as itself. In fact, there is only one necessary being, so in order to produce something absolutely necessary, the necessary being would have to produce itself, which is absurd. If the necessary being produces something, it is necessarily something contingent.”

Frédéric Guillaud, God exists, p.197-198, Éditions du Cerf, Paris, 2013.


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