Does God exist?

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FOR
Argument forGod is the first cause of the universe
Argument forThe order and complexity of the world presuppose a creator
Argument forThere are divine interventions
Argument forThere is a morality independent of men
Argument forOnly God is the guarantor of the reality and veracity of the world.
Argument forGod's existence is contained in his concept
Argument forWe have concepts within us that only God could have created.
Argument forThe God hypothesis is simpler than the atheist hypothesis
Argument forHuman nature aspires to God
Argument forGod's existence can be experienced with immediate certainty
Argument forHuman freedom is inexplicable in atheism
AGAINST
Argument againstNo evidence of a god
Argument againstThere is no spirit outside matter
Argument againstThere is too much suffering and injustice for there to be a god
Argument againstReligions contradict each other
Argument againstMan is free
Argument againstMan is determined
Argument againstGod is a contradictory concept
Argument againstHuman existence is no match for God
Argument againstGod is an invention
Argument againstGod is but the name of our ignorance
Argument againstArguments for the existence of God are all argumentative biases
Argument againstThe universe is too empty, too ancient and too vast to correspond to the God of religions.
Keywords : God, existence, first cause, materialism[ edit ].

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IntroductionDefinition

God is the transcendent Creator of the Universe. This is what we mean when we speak of God, leaving aside the thousand and one particular conceptions we may have of him.

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Arguments forFor

What are the arguments for the existence of God?
  • Argument forGod is the first cause of the universe
  • Argument forThe order and complexity of the world presuppose a creator
  • Argument forThere are divine interventions
  • Argument forThere is a morality independent of men
  • Argument forOnly God is the guarantor of the reality and veracity of the world.
  • Argument forGod's existence is contained in his concept
  • Argument forWe have concepts within us that only God could have created.
  • Argument forThe God hypothesis is simpler than the atheist hypothesis
  • Argument forHuman nature aspires to God
  • Argument forGod's existence can be experienced with immediate certainty
  • Argument forHuman freedom is inexplicable in atheism

Arguments againstAgainst

What are the arguments against the existence of God?
  • Argument againstNo evidence of a god
  • Argument againstThere is no spirit outside matter
  • Argument againstThere is too much suffering and injustice for there to be a god
  • Argument againstReligions contradict each other
  • Argument againstMan is free
  • Argument againstMan is determined
  • Argument againstGod is a contradictory concept
  • Argument againstHuman existence is no match for God
  • Argument againstGod is an invention
  • Argument againstGod is but the name of our ignorance
  • Argument againstArguments for the existence of God are all argumentative biases
  • Argument againstThe universe is too empty, too ancient and too vast to correspond to the God of religions.

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