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There is no evidence for the existence of God. Discuss.

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´╗┐RS Essay ?There is no evidence for the existence of God.? To answer this question we will need to look at the opinions, evidence and arguments of Christians who are against this argument and those who believe in the statement and are for it. We will look at the counter arguments given and if they can themselves be countered. We will also try and look at the strengths and weaknesses in each of them. What evidence is there for the existence of God? One important argument for the existence of God is the Cosmological Argument. This is the argument that every event in the natural world has a beginning and therefore a cause, Plato said that this was like a ?domino effect?. In order for this to work there must be a first cause. One explanation for this is God. ?In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,? Genesis 1 tells us that he made the universe (heavens).This is the explanation backed by Christians because it is what they believe as the only logical answer. ...read more.

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Even the great scientist Charles Darwin did not discount the existence of God and his theories of evolution are accepted as God?s mechanism by Christians. The theory of Intelligent Design also ties in with the moral argument because we have a conscience from when we are born of what is right and wrong. ?So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and all people,? Acts 24:16. Cardinal John Henry Newman says that the presence of the conscience shows God?s existence as it allows us to know what is good. People who don?t believe this say that everyone?s conscience is different. The most convincing personal argument is that from experience which cannot be denied. There are many ways that you can experience God like miracles which have no scientific explanation, an answer to prayer or a charismatic experience like speaking in tongues that you can?t explain. I have had many answers to prayer like I have prayed that my Colitis would be ok and it has been. ...read more.

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Having looked at the various viewpoints I have decided that the statement ?There is no evidence for the existence of God,? is not true because there are many different arguments for the existence of God and these cover most of the counter arguments. I also believe the statement not to be true because of the bible and what is in it. In John 14:10-12 it says ?Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.? Also despite the arguments saying that the bible is a lie and that as it has been written by hundreds of people over thousands of years so it can?t be right, it is the only book to personally speak to me in my situations. I feel God is with me when I read the bible. There may be no concrete evidence as to the existence of God but being a Christian is all about having faith to believe and trust in him. Without this you aren?t really a Christian by faith and faith would not play a part if you could just prove that God exists. By Simon ...read more.

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