What i have been arguing for here is an approach to ethical theory that is broadly in the tradition of plato, aristotle, aquinas, geach, anscombe, and others who recognize that god's existence is directly relevant to both the force and content of the claims that morality has upon us. Thus, a cosmological argument for the existence of god will study the order of things or examine why things are the way they are in order to demonstrate the existence of god for aristotle, the existence of the universe needs an explanation, as it could not have come from nothing. For aquinas, the statement god exists is self-evident in itself since existence is a part of god's essence or nature (that is, god is his existence—a claim to which we'll turn below) yet the statement is not self-evident to us because god's essence is not something we can comprehend fully. In christianity, god is defined as father, son, and holy ghost from this point of view comes the threefold proof of god's existence the threefold proof is attained by bringing spirituality and science together into a cohesive harmony of concept.
Whatever karma i create, whether good or evil, that i shall inherit anguttara nikaya v57 - upajjhatthana sutta karma is a law in hinduism which maintains that every act done, no matter how insignificant, will eventually return to the doer with equal impact. Peter kreeft and ronald tacelli cited 20 arguments for god's existence, asserting that any demand for evidence testable in a laboratory is in effect asking god, the supreme being, to become man's servant. 1 overview and background among the important early works of kant that touched upon the topic of god are a new exposition of the first principles of metaphysical knowledge (1755), universal natural history and theory of the heavens (1755), and the one possible basis for a demonstration of the existence of god (1763.
Two scientists have formalized a theorem regarding the existence of god penned by mathematician kurt gödel but the god angle is somewhat of a red herring -- the real step forward is the example. Does god exist an answer to this fundamental question is a prerequisite for answering the other big questions of life: where did we come from why are we here do we serve a purpose do we have any intrinsic value what happens after we die the question of the existence of god is fundamental does. One fundamental fact which all people, who believe in the existence of god, must never forget is this :— if we are on this earth for a period of trial if we have been given our free will, it is to enable us to decide whether we want to go to god or want to go to the devil.
- the existence of god the existence of a god has for generations been the topic of fierce debate this most usually occurring between members of the religious society and, everybody else as a matter of fact the religious world itself has not always been able to agree on god. Even among people who do believe in god, there is no agreement about what god is, what god does, what god wants from us, how he acts or doesn't act on the world, whether he's a he, whether there's. These, however, are mere minor cavils, and have as much to do with my own preoccupations as with the larger issues dealt with in this book in sum, feser's is an admirable achievement, and this book can be recommended for the classroom quite vigorously—but also, happily, not only for the classroom. In fact, the only kind of being whose existence requires no explanation is a necessary being, a being that could not have failed to exist the ultimate cause of everything must therefore be a necessary being, such as god.
Does god exist as travelers along life's way, it's our goal to make sense of things, to try to understand the way the world is the hypothesis that god exists makes sense out of a wide range of the facts of experience. Anselm of canterbury (1033—1109) saint anselm was one of the most important christian thinkers of the eleventh century he is most famous in philosophy for having discovered and articulated the so-called ontological argument and in theology for his doctrine of the atonement.
Purposeful design or mindless process in 1802, english clergyman and theologian william paley expounded his reasons for belief in a creator he stated that if while crossing a heath, he were to find a stone lying on the ground, he might reasonably conclude that natural processes had put it there. Ultimate reality god & religion ultimate reality what can be truly known to be the ultimate reality for very many persons adhering to one of the great religions of the world, (by which we mean buddhism, christianity, hinduism, islam, judaism, sikhism and taoism), a god or spirit is regarded as being a potent, ultimate reality.
The reality of god's existence is the most important question, since it has eternal consequences the evidence for god's existence comes primarily from the design of the universe it is virtually impossible that all the physical laws would just happen to be tightly constrained by chance in order for. Many critics of intelligent design (including various critics in the april, 28, 2005 nature article on id) have stated that intelligent design is an argument for the existence of god, or that it posits an explicitly supernatural creator this, they might argue, is detrimental to intelligent design.