Proof of God’s Existence
There are five arguments based on the existence of God, four of these arguments are brought about by our direct experience of the world and one which is based on only the concept of God. These arguments include the ontological argument, the cosmological argument, the argument from design, the moral argument, and the argument from experience. All five of these arguments have been bought about in different terms throughout philosophy and by different philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, these arguments were also disputed by thinkers such as Descartes, Hume, and Kant. These arguments are still resent today and are used to understand the rational basis of why we believe the way we do. It is up to each individual to figure out which argument best fits the way they believe.
The Ontological Argument
The ontological argument is the only argument of God’s existence that does not rely on our own experiences of the world to be verified, instead it relies on logical inferences from the concept of God. This argument was adapted by Descartes but has been reformulated in recent times. The classical form of the argument comes from Anselm in Psalm 14 when he addresses to fool that says in his heart there is no God.
Anselms version of the version of the ontological argument is that when we refer to God we are referring to a being in which nothing greater can be conceived. This being that exists must exist in the mind as well as in reality. Therefore, God must exist in the mind as well as in reality to be a being in which nothing greater can be conceived.
Descartes version of the ontological argument is that Goad is absolutely perfect. People practically believe that it is more perfect for something to exist than not to exist. Therefore, God is a perfect being and must exist.
\ Hume and Kant both refuted this argument. Hume refuted this by saying if we can conceive of something it is not a logical contradiction. If something that is...