Summary Of Julian Baggini's Atheism

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In Julian Baggini’s Atheism, Baggini argues that there is not any “good evidence” to prove the existence of God. In other words, he says that the absence of evidence for the existence of a God and a life after death proves that God and the afterlife do not actually exist. He argues this based on a standard of good evidence and his idea of abduction. Baggini’s definition of “good evidence” is the belief that there is no God or spiritual entities, such as angels, spirits, and the soul. Good evidence, according to Baggini, must be checkable by other people by doing tests. In addition, if the evidence requires the person to indoctrinated first before looking at the evidence, then it is dubious evidence because the person is much more likely to change his or her opinion and view at the evidence the way the presenter of the evidence wants him or her to view it.…show more content…
I disagree with Baggini and believe that God does exist because I believe that tests are not necessary in making good evidence and not everyone needs to witness an act of God in order for the evidence for the existence of God to be good. For example, St. Patrick of Ireland (c. 389 - c. 461) was a Christian saint who is known to have performed numerous miracles, namely reviving around 33 people, a famous one being King Echu. Although not everyone living at the time has witnessed these miracles, the miracles are still considered good evidence of God’s existence because a large amount of the population have seen his miracles and believe that he has some sort of connection to God because of

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