Does God Exist?

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The main philosophical question that arose to me when I saw this painting was if God exists. Depicted in the painting there is a higher being or God watching over Jesus and his disciples. There are many arguments and ideas for the existence of a higher being or God, some of the main ones are; Pascal’s Wager, the Ontological argument, the Cosmological argument, the Teleological argument, the Moral argument, and the argument from religious experience. A classic argument that is used a lot is the first cause that states ”all events in the natural world must have a cause therefore God must be the initiator of all events.” So my question is; is there a higher being or God?
Pascal’s Wager which, is an idea that was established by a man named Blaise Pascal. This idea says that there is a 50 percent chance that God exists and a 50 percent chance that God does not exist. If you believe in god it brings the chance of eternal life in heaven, and if there is no God then we lose or gain nothing, so it makes no sense to take a chance on belief. Pascal’s Wager is not a belief based on an appeal to evidence that God exists but rather based on an appeal to self-interest. I believe it is better to just believe in God because if he does exist then we get eternal life in heaven. If…

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