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The Existence of God and the Arguments That Defend It

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Running head: THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

The Existence of God and
The Arguments that Defend It

The Existence of God and the Arguments that Defend It

      Does God exist? It is the question that has flooded the minds of philosophers and scientists, students and professors, and children and parents alike. On one side, there are the atheists who zealously fight against the current of rationality for the argument of the nonexistence of God. And on the other side, there are the theists who simply defend God’s obvious existence. To prove the existence of God, I will shed some light on three different arguments: the Cosmological Argument, the Teleological Argument and the Axiological Argument.
      Like the other arguments, the Cosmological Argument is written in the form of two premises and one concluding statement. This argument states, “Everything that had a beginning had a cause. The universe had a beginning. Therefore, the universe had a cause.” 1 The concluding statement holds true because the premises are able to withstand questioning. In simpler words, the world had to have been made from an outside cause. Everything could not have come out of nowhere. Even Julie Andrews once said in The Sound of Music, “Nothing comes from nothing. Nothing ever could.” One would not argue that his or her great writing skills came from nothing; skill comes from the age-old process of teaching and learning and so on. Even the Big Bang Theory would not be able to explain where the elements causing the significantly random and highly improbable combustion came from.
      This brings me to my next argument, the Teleological Argument, or the design argument. The argument states, “Every design has a designer. The universe is a highly complex design. Therefore, the universe has a designer.” 1 Nothing caused, or created, is made by random selection but by meticulous design. My favorite example of this is the comparison of the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore. Mount Rushmore is...

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