On Being an Atheist

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The purpose of the paper is to answer several questions arising from an article by H. J. McCloskey entitled “On Being an Atheist”.
McCloskey makes the claim that he is reminding fellow atheist why they believe there is no God. He claims that the traditional proofs have no merit. I believe the sheer magnitude and complexity of the world we live in is strong evidence of an intelligent designer and creator. Only an intelligent creator could form a world where the air that we breathe is part of such a complex system. We also live in a world that has morals, which points to a morally perfect Being that we model our lives and society by. The Cosmological, Teleological and Moral arguments create a cumulative case for why God exist. God’s
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Had the universe been created differently, the evolutionary process that McCloskey asserts could not have been achieved.
The Cosmological Argument strives to give us a view of God’s impact on the universe as a whole. Early Greek philosophers discounted creation because it violated the law of nature that states “out of nothing nothing comes”. Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli respond to this statement as follows: (1) It is indeed a law of nature, but the laws of nature cannot be expected to bind the transcendent Creator of nature. (2)

The reason for this is that all of nature and all powers in nature are finite, but God is infinite: no finite power can produce the infinite change from nonbeing to being, but infinite power can. (3) The idea of God creating out of nothing is not irrational because it does not claim that anything ever popped into existence without an adequate cause. God did not pop into existence, and nature did have an adequate cause: God.(Keeeft & Tacelli pg. 105)
There is evil in the world and it is sometimes difficult to reconcile the evil we see around us with a loving God. McCloskey asserts that the most a theist could legitimately conclude is that “there is a supreme malevolent designer, or a supreme, well-intentioned, bungling or finite designer, who muddles along with the best of intentions and the most unhappy results”(pgs 64-65). God’s creation was good. The fall of man ushered evil into the universe. Kreeft and
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