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The proof for the existence of God that is the most believable in my opinion is Descartes Ontological Argument He states that Gods existence is contingent directly from the fact that necessary existence is restricted in the clear and distinct idea of a supremely perfect being He explains it best in his Fifth Meditation where he says But if the mere fact that I can produce from my thought the idea of something entails that everything which I clearly and distinctly perceive to belong to that thing really does belong to it is not this a possible basis for another argument to prove the existence of God Certainly the idea of God or a supremely perfect being is one that I find within me just as surely as the idea of any shape or number And my understanding that it belongs to his nature that he always exists is no less clear and distinct than is the case when I prove of any shape or number that some property belongs to its nature Rene Descartes Rene Descartes relates his philosophy for existence of god in the same way he regards a triangle The existence of God doesnt require proof Just as there is no proof that triangles are real or that anything in the world is triangular Descartes said I found that this included the existence of such a being in the same way as the idea of a triangle includes the equidistance of all parts of its surface from the center or indeed in an even more evident way Anthony Kenney Western Philosophy According to the Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy Descartes also characterizes the ontological argument as a proof from the essence or nature of God arguing that necessary existence cannot be separated from the essence of a supremely perfect being without contradiction In casting the argument in these terms he is implicitly relying on a traditional medieval distinction between a
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