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Bob Today in class someone mentioned that the concept of God is a false belief I am not sure whether I believe this and therefore know such a statement What do you think Jane Hmmmwhat an interesting topic I see that you partake in agnosticism because you do not have enough evidence to neither support the belief of Gods existence nor reject it First Bob I must address that while theology may take Gods existence as absolutely necessary on the basis of authority faith or revelation many philosophers and some theologians have thought it possible to demonstrate by reason that there must be a God So lets see if I can help clarify things for you Luckily this subject goes right up my alley Well first you must question the existence of God And this problem is indeed a profound one Although there is no empirical evidence to prove the existence of God there are only rational arguments one can make to support the establishment of this metaphysical theory Bob Well what good reasons do you have to support the existence of God Jane Oh my dear I have many awaiting for your youthful mind First we will discuss the ontological argument Since even a fool can reason the existence of God try out this argument Imagine the most perfect being you can think of One who is all-good all-knowing all-powerful eternal and unchangeable After you have imagined such a being ask yourself the following question Does the being you conceived exist entirely in your head If the answer is yes then this being clearly isnt the most perfect being conceivable A being who exists both in your mind and extramentally would be even more perfect Therefore if its possible to conceive of a most perfect being such a being necessarily exists Bob It is in fact impossible to conceive of a being than which nothing greater can be conceived The
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