Does God Exist? Essay

925 Words Mar 22nd, 2006 4 Pages
Does God exist?
The question of God's existence is a perplexing one, the only evidence we have of God is what we are told from those who worship him, and unknowns can be debated logically if a higher being is in control.
It has been written that in the beginning there was man and there was woman, and God put the two together to create a new race of beings. We are to assume then that God gave these beings a soul to distinguish them from other beings, for example, plants. The soul is often argued to be a mystical form that is immortal and can not be proven to be anything else.
Assuming this argument to be valid then God is a supreme being to have created humans. We have several high beings that appear to stem from this one divine being,
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This leads to the argument for a heaven and a hell, an afterlife for the immortal soul to move onto. Plato's cosmology dictates the Notion of Purity in the structure of the universe, going as far to say that the Earth is round and beyond the stars and planets is a World of Being.
His reasoning is what is pure will rise above the earth, and what is non-pure will slip from it. People of faith take this concept and say there must be a supreme being governing this process, thus God must exist. It is Socrates metaphysics that leads us to two worlds, one of becoming, the other of being. In the World of Becoming the body is most like the seen, and in the World of Being the body is of the unseen, according to Socrates. In the World of Becoming humans are limited by their body, whereas the World of Being consists of the mind and soul. Socrates believed to achieve the World of Being one must die to free their soul, and he did this. Believing a true philosopher is one who wants death he let it happen so that his soul could be free to learn the truth of the portrait of an ideal form, free of limitations. People of faith would say that this is what God ultimately did as well. God was a true philosopher who freed his soul. Unfortunately for the philosophers who accomplish this, we never hear from them again. If there is a God, then he must be a silent being that is diligent in his work. What we have are reasoning's on an

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