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'God is not real?'

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'God is not real?' St Thomas Aquinas an Italian philosopher, and William Paley an English Christian philosopher and theologian have both raised arguments for the existence of God. According to Aquinas, he argues that all living things are caused by something else. Aquinas refers this to be the efficient cause. He concluded that something can not cause itself and hence all cause can be tracked down to a single principal cause that does not rely on efficient causes for its effects. This cause is God, one who is unchanging, non-dependent and uncaused being. Paley had a design argument. He quoted: "Suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place, I should hardly answer that for anything I knew, the watch might always have been there. The watch must have had a maker, who comprehended its construction and designed its use. Every indication of contrivance, every manifestation of design which existed in the watch, exists in nature, with the difference on the side of nature of being greater or more, and that in a degree which exceeds all computation." ...read more.

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Feuerbach considered that this stopped people and obscured their own divinity. He believes that God does not make man. Rather "God" is the invention of human consciousness. As he says: "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." Feuerbach sees God as a creation to comfort people in distress. Other view points View points for the existence of God: Throughout the history of man, many people have said they believe in God. It can not be that they are all lying. Hence, according to the argument of numerous religious experiences God must exist. Unlike any other beings in the world, the human race has the ability to appreciate art, music and culture. According to many people this must mean that humanity is here for a divine purpose and that that purpose was created by a divine being; God. Just because we can not see something, it does not mean it does not exist. Scientists have said that everything around us is made up of particles and molecules. ...read more.

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In astronomy, the 'big bang' theory is the hypothetical `explosive' event that marked the origin of the universe, as we know it. The theory suggests that God played no part as to why the universe, the world and its people in it exist. Ultimately, there are also the views that those who believe in God have no proof that he exists. People can not accept that something that they can not see exists. They believe that there is no reason why the world or the people in it are here. As well as this they believe, that people who welcome God have created a being in their imagination that they can turn to in a world filled with darkness, disease and death, for solace and hope that there is something good in this world that is worth living for. My Personal Opinion Many religions believe in a God. As a Muslim, I believe that Allah (God) exists. I believe Allah designed a purpose for every living organism and that that purpose is unique for every individual. I also agree with the ontological argument, which states that God is the perfect being. As He is perfect, He must have all perfections. If God lacked existence He would not be perfect, as He is perfect he must exist. ...read more.

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