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Cosmological Argument.

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Cosmological Argument. Another of Thomas Aquinas' arguments towards the existence of God. I am contingent, temporary. I was born, I will live and I will die. Even when I die the world will still carry on. This has been the case for many years although humans and animals die it doesn't effect the earth and universe. The universe will carry on. Although we are contingent we do exist. In order for us to exist something must be necessary. Something or something must be necessary for the earth to carry on. Christians would call this ' necessary something or someone ' God. Another question the teenager may ask would be: 'How has the cosmos come to be so well designed and some features purposeful?' "Ever since God created the world, his everlasting power and deity- however invisible-have been there for the mind to see in the things he has made.' (Rom. 1:20) For the answer to this question, some Christians may use Thomas Aquinas' argument. ...read more.

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The Christians may argue that life requires a 'parent', a lifegiver. Somewhere at the beginning of it all there has to be someone who created life. Where has the life come from? It has to have come from somewhere. There has to be an original lifegiver. Christians would call the lifegiver God. Another question may be: ' How has intelligent thought emerged, enabling us to ask these questions?' Humans and animals alike are very intelligent. Humans have the highest intelligence known. We are able to think and process thoughts. We are able to ask inquisitive questions. We have the ability to learn. Where did this come from though? Christians would argue that there was a thinking mind, which is not giving us the answers but the power in order to think. Christians call this thinking mind God. Another question that may be asked is: ' How is it we recognise awe and the numinous in a sunset, beauty, music etc?' The original meaning of the word 'Awe' was something that was so amazing you couldn't understand; something that is bigger than yourself. ...read more.

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Without rules, people at their own mercy at what is going to happen. Although bad things do still happen in the world, people do recognise the need for rules. Christians say that there is an ethical lawgiver. To whom they call God. Another question they may ask would be: ' How is it we recognise the value of love?' Love is not just boyfriends and girlfriends. There are many different types of love, for example love from your parents or love from your friends. Love means bonding with somebody, getting on with them well. Many people want to protect those who they love. Love is a wonderful thing it makes the world a better place. Christians say that there is a big love giver, whom they call God. ' God = Love ' This is used by a lot of Christians, they say that God is love. He loves us all, even those who do not believe in him. Christians believe that Gods love and understanding help them through hard times. These are the set of answers Christians would give to these questions. In addition to brain arguments, Christians may use arguments from religious experience. ...read more.

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