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Classic Arguments, Part III

Posted by That Other Mike on 19/11/2007

  1. Moral Principles – Do our moral compasses point due God?
  2. Pascal’s Wager, or the Safe Bet – Why risk Hell?
  3. The Ontological Argument, or Perfect Being Argument – If we can imagine perfection, surely it exists?

  4. Personal Revelations – Did God just whisper in my ear?
  5. Warm Fuzzies, or “I can feel God’s presence!” – Can feelings be a valid form of argument?
  6. Numbers, or How can millions be wrong? – A more democratic approach to the facts; do you think you know better than millions of others?

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Classic Arguments, Part II

Posted by That Other Mike on 17/11/2007

Classic Arguments for God – And Why They Don’t Work

Part 2

  1. Argument from Design,or Intelligent Design, or the Teleological Argument, or The Cosmic Watchmaker – is the universe designed?
  2. The Anthropic Principle – A close relative of the Argument from Design; how is it that the universe is so hospitable to life?
  3. The Argument from Improbability – Is life really so unlikely that it needs a god to exist?
  4. Irreducible Complexity – Is life too complex to have functioned as less complicated forms?
  5. Physical Laws – Can there be laws without a law-giver?

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In The Meantime…

Posted by That Other Mike on 17/11/2007

I’m still working on the On Politics article, so in the meantime, here’s something I made earlier </Blue Peter>

Classic Arguments For God – And Why They Don’t Work

Part 1
Given below are the most common arguments in favour of a god. When talking about this, it should be assumed that I am referring to the god of the Abramic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The arguments can be applied for any religion – these are simply the most common religions within the Western world. The arguments – and counter-arguments – apply as well as for Wicca, Hinduism and so on. For simplicity’s sake, however, I’m referring the god/s of the big three.
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