The Question of Why God Exists

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The question of god’s existence has been around for centuries, and so have the explanations as to why God exists. The Cosmological argument is an argument by the Christian, Theologian and Philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) in an attempt to prove God’s existence. I will argue that the weaknesses of this argument outweigh its strengths, and therefore making the Cosmological argument a weak argument for the proof of God’s existence. The Cosmological argument is seen as a benchmark in the question of the existence of God. Meaning this is highly regarded as the strong argument for their claim. However, this is also an argument in which I have found many faults. The Cosmological argument consist of “Five Proofs” in which Aquinas attempts to logically prove the existence of God. The first two of the three that I will be discussing share a similar theme; the idea of the impossibility of infinite regression. Because the arguments whole premise is based upon the assumption that infinite regression is impossible, when disregarding this assumption it dramatically reduces the strength of the argument. How do we know that there is no such thing as infinite regression? When we look at something like mathematics, infinite regress is entirely possible—you can add to a number, you can subtract it as well. Infinitely. Therefore, it is definitely possible to infinitely regress. There doesn’t have to be a deity in order to explain our current state of being. It is important to take

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