In this research paper I will be discussing and comparing two theories of whether or not God exists. First I will discuss Atheism, and then I will discuss the Cosmological Argument theory. I am going to compare the two theories and show you why I do not believe in the atheism theory and believe in the cosmological argument theory. I am a firm believer that there is a God and we are here on earth for a reason.
To begin, according to the textbook, atheism denies the major claims of all varieties of theism. (Textbook p.294) In the words of atheist Ernest Nagel, “Atheism denies the existence…of a self-consistent, omnipotent, omniscient, righteous and benevolent being who is distinct from and independent of what has been created.”(Textbook p.294) I am in total disagreement with the whole theory of there being no higher being. How could you begin to explain what we as humans are doing on earth if we were not put here by something greater than ourselves? Atheist have several reasons for believing there is no god, one of which being the problem of evil. Evil has been a constant problem since the beginning of time, and brings up several questions regarding whether or not God is real. Many atheists believe that if there was a true God, then he could destroy evil. I believe that God creates everyone equal, and their path in life determines whether or not they will commit evil acts. It is not Gods place to come and fix our problems; after all, he gave us life. This thought is not shared by the atheist. They often present the question that if there was a God, and he is unwilling to destroy evil, does that make him evil? (Textbook p.296) I do not find this question to be fair. God has placed us on this earth to make our own decisions and choose how we want to live our lives. If we chose to commit evil acts then we will have to answer to God when our time on earth is up, where he will ultimately be the one to judge our actions. Next, we are going to look at how the...
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