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Topic: Existence of God


  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Existence of God
existence of an infinite series of such beings, supposing such a series to be possible.
existence of the Divine, and the fact that this belief has withstood repeated assaults during so many ages in the past is the best guarantee of its permanency in the future.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice: because that which is known of God is manifest in them.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06608b.htm   (6615 words)

  
  Existence of God - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In philosophical terminology, existence of God arguments concern schools of thought on the epistemology of the ontology of God.
The problem of evil in general, and the logical and evidential arguments from evil in particular contest the existence of a god who is both omnipotent and omnibenevolent by arguing that such a god would not permit the existence of perceivable evil or suffering, which can easily be shown to exist.
One simple argument that the existence of a god is self-contradictory goes as follows: If God is defined as omniscient and omnipotent, then God has absolute knowledge of all events that will occur in the future, including all of his future actions, due to his omniscience.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Existence_of_God   (4625 words)

  
 Spirituality, Existence of God: facts and figures Does god exist?, Prayer and Spirituality in 1stholistic.com
God also exists but we cannot see it due to the limitations of the senses.
God the Almighty is beyond the capture of the senses and the mind.
If we do not believe in the Existence of God it is for the reason that senses and the mind are unable to provide a logistical end to our arguments...
1stholistic.com /Prayer/A2005/hol_existence-of-god.htm   (1013 words)

  
 Philosophical Proofs on the Existence of God
This is absurd because God, a being in which none greater is possible, is a being in which a greater is possible.
Only God can be the source of all things since he is a being having its own necessity and does not need a pre-existing thing to cause him to exist.
The explanation for the existence of the whole universe can’t be scientific because there can’t be initial physical conditions and laws independent of what is to be explained.
www.saintaquinas.com /philosophy.html   (1434 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook: Anselm: On the Existence of God
God is rational, and what he does is rational, and we ourselves are blessed with reason.
God had to redeem humankind or else the eternal purposes for this it had been created would have been thwarted and God's omnipotence would have been compromised; yet humankind also had to be punished for the fall or else God's justice would have been compromised.
For no one who denies or doubts the existence of "a being greater than which cannot be thought of" denies or doubts that, if it did exist, it would be impossible for it not to exist either in reality or in the mind.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/anselm.html   (4855 words)

  
 Considering the Existence of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The One Moses encountered was the God of the Hebrew patriarchs such as Abraham, who also had personal conversations with this same God (Genesis 18).
God clearly tells us that He is the Creator of both the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1)—and human beings (Genesis 1:26-27; compare Acts 17:24-26).
God "inhabits eternity" and therefore is not inhibited by the physical laws of time and space.
www.ucgstp.org /lit/bsc/bsc1/existenceofgod.htm   (1137 words)

  
 EAWC Anthology: Medieval Proofs for the Existence of God
It seems that God's existence is self-evident, for those things are said by us to be self-evident the knowledge of which is naturally within us, as is the case with first principles.
Furthermore, if God's existence were demonstrable, this could only be through his effects; yet his effects are not proportionate to him, for he is infinite, his effects are infinite, and there is no proportion between the two.
Such could not be the case unless God's existence could be demonstrated by the things that are made, for the first thing to be understood about a thing is whether it exists.
eawc.evansville.edu /anthology/godproof.htm   (6232 words)

  
 aaronc existence of God
God renewed that covenant and revealed prophecies of the birth of a son, the land, the nation.
God also said in the Scriptures that one should look to Israel to see how He will deal with man. Ezekiel tells us that the Israelites will be scattered to the four corners of the earth, but in the end times He will return them everyone to the land He promised their forefathers.
God is eternal, immutable, omniscience, omnipresent and omnipotent.
www.jpdawson.com /doctrine/existgod.html   (9699 words)

  
 Existence of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
God can be conceived not to be in the first way, but not at all in the second.
To say that God exists is only to say that the concept of God has an instantiation in the actual world; that there exists at least one thing which matches our concept of God.
Implies that God could only be the source of the perfection of the objective reality/perfection of his idea of God.
phil.uregina.ca /elliotda/200530/100/03-sld.htm   (3255 words)

  
 Arguments for and against the Existence of God
The polytheistic conceptions of God were criticized and derided by the monotheistic religions.
Since God is invisible, and the universe is no different than if he did not exist, it is simpler to assume he does not exist (see Occam's Razor).
None of these criticisms apply to the God of pantheism, which is identical with the universe and nature.
pespmc1.vub.ac.be /GODEXIST.html   (922 words)

  
 William Lane Craig Articles: Existence of God
Morriston objects that appeal to agent causation is nugatory because God's changeless state of willing the universe is sufficient for the existence of the universe and is an instance of state-state causation.
God is conceived in the Western theistic tradition to be both the Creator and Conservor of the universe.
John Taylor complains that the kalam cosmological argument gives the appearance of being a swift and simple demonstration of the existence of a Creator of the universe, whereas in fact a convincing argument involving the premiss that the universe began to exist is very difficult to achieve.
www.leaderu.com /offices/billcraig/menus/existence.html   (2661 words)

  
 The Existence of God
The all knowing, all-powerful, infinitely merciful and benevolent God that exists outside of space and time, as we know Him today, is the focus of the later conversation during this episode.
This is the God most familiar to Western society, and the God to whom the most consideration is brought, to determine whether or not it is plausible that He should exist.
In response to the existence of this God, a variety of responses and perspectives arise that allow the listener to really explore the nature of His existence, if He does exist at all.
www.philosophytalk.org /ExistenceofGod.htm   (457 words)

  
 Existence of God
The proofs for the existence of God in the light of modern natural scienceAddress of Pope Pius XII to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, November 22, 1951.
On The Existence of God by Timothy Dwight
Calvin and Hobbes A dialogue on the existence of God
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/rossuk/existenc.htm   (1708 words)

  
 The Existence Of God
The existence of a God is the first dogma of the Theophilanthropists.
It has been the error of the schools to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences, and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught theologically, or with reference to the Being who is the author of them: for all the principles of science are of divine origin.
God is the power of first cause, nature is the law, and matter is the subject acted upon.
www.infidels.org /library/historical/thomas_paine/existence_of_god.html   (2949 words)

  
 The Existence Of God
This argument is based upon "the universal belief in God and the religious instinct" a.
God by definition is not physical, and therefore not bound by laws which we may discern to apply to physical things 1) God is a spiritual being - cf.
The arguments we have considered are some of the reasons why so many believe in the existence of God, be they Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Moslems, Christians, etc. 3.
www.churchesofchrist.net /topics/Mark_A_Copeland/is/is_02.htm   (1081 words)

  
 Does God Exist?
A Help in Understanding What God Is To help the reader comprehend the nature of God, I would like to borrow an analogy from the book Flatland by Edwin Abbott.* Abbott was a mathematician and the model is geometric in nature.
Of all the lessons that I present concerning the existence of God and of all the material that I try to make available to people to learn about God's existence, the present lesson, "Why I Left Atheism," is the lesson in the series that I frankly do not like to present.
God would be awesome even if I had not seen 50, but it is amazing how He has made my cancers turn out for good--both mine and His.
www.doesgodexist.org   (1225 words)

  
 God's existence - philosophy papers on the existence of God
David Hume was one of many philosophers who fully supported this argument in support of God's existence, contending that the external world is the ruling force behind the presence of all beings.
The author of this paper primarily focuses on one person’s attempt to explain his/her belief, in first-person language, their personal reasons for believing in God to a good friend who is also an atheist.
Having established that God exists, the argument then evolves into how God exists and in what frame of reference and how those varying forms of referencing impact modern thinking and religion.
www.philosophypapers.com /categories/162-000.html   (441 words)

  
 Does God Exist - Six Reasons to Believe that God is Really There - Existence of God - Proof of God
When it comes to the possibility of God's existence, the Bible says that there are people who have seen sufficient evidence, but they have suppressed the truth about God.
In fact, the day I chose to acknowledge God's existence, my prayer began with, "Ok, you win..." It might be that the underlying reason atheists are bothered by people believing in God is because God is actively pursuing them.
He claimed attributes belonging only to God: to be able to forgive people of their sin, free them from habits of sin, give people a more abundant life and give them eternal life in heaven.
www.everystudent.com /features/isthere.html   (2708 words)

  
 Arguments for the Existence of God
Apologists rely on a variety of arguments to substantiate the existence of a God, or to support the claims of divinity by a particular denomination's founder(s) or for its sacred texts.
Divine inspiration is often claimed for features of religious texts, constituting evidence of God's existence or the truth of a religious doctrine.
The occurrence of miracles is frequently purported to be evidence of the supernatural, and therefore of the existence of a God.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/theism/arguments.html   (555 words)

  
 Existence of God facts and figures Does god exist
there is no Existence of God and they do not believe in the existence of a Creator.
All souls start their cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations and it is at the end of the cosmic life that the Soul Atman comes back to is pristine pure form.
Similarly, when the World was made by god, he did not feel happy for there was neither pain nor happiness to be seen anywhere.
www.godrealized.org /existence_of_god.html   (1372 words)

  
 Our Archives - IIDB
Discussion threads from the Existence of God forum, last posted to in June through September, 2000.
Discussion threads from the Existence of God forum, last posted to in October through December, 2000.
Discussion threads from the Existence of God(s) forum.
www.iidb.org /vbb/forumdisplay.php?f=7   (489 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Existence of God: Books: Richard Swinburne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Much of _The Existence of God_ is devoted to the topic of explanation, making this book a key text not only for those working in philosophy of religion but in epistemology and philosophy of science as well.
In "The Existence of God", the brilliant Richard Swinburne provides a rigirous philosophical case for theism.
Starting with the a priori probability of the thesis of Theism he piles up the usual arguments for the existence of God using Bayes Theorem and argues that most of them are good "c-inductive" arguments for the existence of God, that is, that they increase the probability of His existence.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0199271682?v=glance   (2224 words)

  
 Existence of God
A summary of four philosophical arguments for God's existence.
The claim that God doesn't exist makes no more sense than the claim that four-sided triangles do.
If God knows how to, wants to, and is able to prevent suffering, then why doesn't he prevent it?
www.existence-of-god.com   (185 words)

  
 Apologetics Press - Examine the Evidence
One Proof for the Existence of God is the Fact that Humans Possess a Conscience
One Proof for God’s Existence is the Fact that the Universe Exhibits Design, Order, and Purpose
The Existence of Morals Proves there is a God
www.apologeticspress.org /examinetheevidence   (389 words)

  
 Origins
Craig-Tooley Debate: A Classic Debate on the Existence of God
A Classic Debate on the Existence of God: Introduction
Craig-Atkins Debate: What is the Evidence For/Against the Existence of God?
www.origins.org /menus/debates.html   (98 words)

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