Does God Exist

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Does God exist? Does God exist? This seemingly simple question is in fact loaded with a myriad of twists and turns that scientists and theologians have debated for years without reaching an accepted conclusion. Part of the problem lies in the many definitions of God. Traditionally it is accepted that God is a supreme being, infallible, perfect, and existing outside of the material world of humanity. It is this definition that is generally used when debating God's existence. There have been several arguments made using this definition both for and against the existence of God. "Arguments for the existence of God typically include metaphysical, empirical, inductive, and subjective types. Arguments against typically include empirical,…show more content…
He states, Most people understand that sexual lust has to do with propagating genes. Copulation in nature tends to lead to reproduction and so to more genetic copies. But in modern society, most copulations involve contraception, designed precisely to avoid reproduction. Altruism probably has origins like those of lust. In our prehistoric past, we would have lived in extended families, surrounded by kin whose interests we might have wanted to promote because they shared our genes… Just as people engaged in sex with contraception are not aware of being motivated by a drive to have babies, it doesn't cross our mind that the reason for do-gooding is based in the fact that our primitive ancestors lived in small groups… that seems to me to be a highly plausible account for where the desire for morality, the desire for goodness, comes from. In addition, the moral argument, like the design argument, if valid, may indicate a higher being but this being is not necessarily the perfect God presented in most religions. Just as there are numerous arguments for the existence of God there are equally as many arguing against his existence. One of these is the Sociological theory of religion. This theory states that religious gods are the unconscious fabrication of society brought about in order to control individual thought and behavior. The major criticism of this argument is the wide spread nature of

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