Philosophical Approach on Gods Existence

Document Type:Thesis

Subject Area:Philosophy

Document 1

Many philosophers during the age were striving on proving of the inexistence of God and his existence as well. Those who believed in the existence held several arguments to this belief, the major belief that focused on this was the fact that there is a reason to everything, for instance the formation of the universe and humanity was due to an existence of a God. Among the arguments that were used to disapprove the presence of God were based on concepts of evil and injustices that roamed the earth. In a personal perspective of opinion I believe that there is a God, this opinion is based on the natural order of things in the universe, which invokes the fact that there was being behind the orderliness of events, objects and other natural phenomena in the world.

Sign up to view the full document!

The Concept of God Concepts of God rose from the thoughts that Aristotle had to the pantheism that was witnessed by Spinoza. This argument was based on the evidence presented of the universe and all that was within and in it, therefore, the concept of the argument was that all things present in the universe were as a result of something. The thing that was praised for the order and eventful happening of everything in the universe was a being that held utmost power and one that held relevance to the creation and sustenance of all that had been formed. According to philosophy the formation and creation of something is dependent on a physical being or law, however, physical laws could not exist in an unnatural world, thus, God must have existed in order to cause the creation of all that exists.

Sign up to view the full document!

Although, certain scientific notions have been presented to discredit this argument, such as the Big Bang Theory, which states that the all things in the universe were forged out of nothing, there is room for much disconnection of the theory to the existence of God since all things must have a cause. Another argument that is based on the concept of God and his existence is the ontological argument which aims at proving the existence of an all knowing being by defending its position by stating that one would be contradicting themselves when they disapprove of God’s presence. Not only was God’s existence supported by Plato but by Aristotle as well, who believed that all the changes evident in the universe were as a result of God, therefore, approving of the existence.

Sign up to view the full document!

His claim was also based on his perception that the changes were intended on satisfying God’s divinity and power. He has cause changes either good or bad in order to be viewed as a supreme being with all authority. Aristotle also educates that God was a being with ultimate and utmost knowledge since he knew things before they happened. However, his being a powerful being is to serve his own purpose, thus not loving. Despite the various claims against this unnatural fact of God’s existence, the arguments for and against this perspective culminate from the fact that it is inadequate to just believe in a being that is not seen or heard but believed to exist. The philosophical thoughts behind the true nature of God are based on certain speculations that aim at approving or disapproving the existence of a being that holds utmost power, knowledge and exists without being heard or seen.

Sign up to view the full document!

Nevertheless, God is a being that is attributed to various formations of the universe and the cause of the events and changes that take place. The question that stands to offer an answer to this is that, “If God did not exist then where did all things on the universe come?”.

Sign up to view the full document!

From $10 to earn access

Only on Studyloop

Original template