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For many years philosophers have disputed argued dissected and used countless of other devices in order to prove Gods existence Is there someone or something that has been there since time started All my life I was raised to believe that God exists As I grew older wiser and take philosophy classes I have heard about different beliefs that could of possibly persuaded me to lean towards the opposite beliefs that I have originally believe in In school and in books I learn about philosophers like Socrates Plato Humes Ren Descartes and plenty of other philosophers Philosophers like these shape concepts and open up new possibilities One of these philosophers namely Ren Descartes published Meditations on First Philosophy in 1641 In his Meditations he proposes a view of man the universe and God Thats where I will begin and to analyze Descartes ontological argument In order for me to prove that God exists I will get an excerpt from the fifth meditation Certainly I discover within me an idea of God that is the idea of a supremely perfect being is one that I discover to be no less within me than the idea of any figure or number And that it belongs to Gods nature that he always exists is something I understand no less clearly and distinctly than is the case when I demonstrated in regard to some figure or number that something also belongs to the nature of that figure or number Thus even if not every thing that I have meditated during these past few days were true the existence of God has some degree of certainty as to truths in mathematics Ren Descartes Meditation 5 margpg65-66 To paraphrase 1God is a supremely perfect being 2God has all the perfections 3It is in nature that a supremely perfect being exists 4Therefore God who is a supremely perfect being exists Descartes uses analogies to prove the existence of God and to give
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