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Outline the key features of the Cosmological Argument for the existence of God
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Examine the key features of the Cosmological Argument for the existence of God?
The Cosmological Argument (CA) is essentially an argument that argues with the intention of proving the existence of the world or universe is strong evidence for the existence of a God who created it (It derives from the word 'cosmos'- the Greek word for the world). So it is based on the belief that there is a first cause behind the existence of the universe, as it assumes the universe has not always been in existence. It goes like this: everything that exists in the universe exists because it was caused by something else, and that something was caused by another thing, and then another something was caused by another thing and so on... so if this keeps going back, something must have started this all off, gave it all the first push, something which did not need to be caused and therefore needed to be a necessary being. This the CA argues is God. It is a traditional argument for the existence of God, and is also recognized as the First Cause Argument or the Prime Mover Argument.
It is basically a posteriori, synthetic,
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