David Hume's Argument For The Existence Of God

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A being conceived as the creator of divine nature and attributes is widely known to be god. God is an idol and symbolic representation of deities superior than humans, but does it truly exist? There are strong arguments if god’s existence is an actuality, such as why doesn’t it unambiguously reveal itself? Hume implies that he is not accepting of the idea of god's existence, and he sees the nature of the god of a true and philosophical religion. The rhetorical forces of these arguments as mentioned explains how god is non-existent, but more so just a theoretical idea of a supreme, higher being that people rely on for their spiritual needs or guidance. Logical knots that god employs can be intimidating and there is great rhetorical force of …show more content…

Simply, if god is omniscient, then god will know what will happen. Thus, god knows what choices we will make, which leads to how can there be available choices to make if god knows what choices will be made? If god is able to determine what choices are to be selected, how could there be free will? Or if god gave his people free will, then how could this contradiction be reconciled? By choice, the ability to simply do otherwise follows a discussion if an individual were to come across a fork in the road then he/she can either travel through the left path or the right path because they have the ability to do otherwise. Notably, philosophers will argue that choices are not needed in order to have free will. For example, Descartes defines free will as an autonomy. If an individual were to do something themselves, then they have autonomy. To Descartes, even if it is only possible for one to choose the left path, one has autonomy as long as one chooses that path oneself. Another example of autonomy would be: Andrew Jackson chose to conduct the removal of Native Americans in the Trail of Tears relocation- but that doesn't mean there was no choice was

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