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The timeline of everything

My friend (catholic) and I (atheist) were taking about religion. We bare both scientists and therefore wanted to look at it scientifically. After discussing, We have stopped at the question about ...
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Why does God have the property of Goodness?

Consider the following premise. Every existing thing has an explanation of its existence (either in the necessity of its own nature or in an external cause). God is sometimes viewed as existing by His ...
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Does Actus Purus (pure act) necessitate that God is his attributes / God has no real attributes

If Actus Purus is true, does this mean that God is his attributes (his essence is identical to his attributes) or that God has no real attributes (simply virtually predications of the one essence). If ...
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How can an omnipotent god ever find out that he is omnipotent? Isn't it logically impossible for him to understand?

Let us assume that an omnipotent god exists. He by definition can do anything that is logically possible. So if it is logically possible to prove that a being is omnipotent then an omnipotent god can ...
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How sound is the Avicennian argument from Contingency?

There are numerous variations of the argument from contingency that that are postulated in apologetics and philosophical speculation, however I stumbled upon an argument that is ascribed to my ...
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Isn't it obvious that there is life outside earth? [closed]

Earth is a tiny speck in the Universe. Suppose God created life on earth. Isn't it obvious that there is life outside earth ? I mean, who will create such a vast universe and then such a fantastic ...
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If there is no more gap, is the existence of God the logical conclusion?

The god of the gaps is used to fill the last gap in front of a fundamental explanation of the physical world. Fundamental physical constants, like the masses of the elementary particle families (or ...
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How rational "God permitting the killing of children as a greater good " defense"?

According to the Quran 18:65–82, Moses meets a man(called the Servant of God) Moses asks for permission to accompany the Servant of God so Moses can learn "right knowledge of what he hasbeen ...
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Is the claim that a non conscious entity cannot create a conscious entity valid?

In a debate I watched online, the theist person claimed that conscious creatures, such as humans, can only be created by a conscious being, because a non conscious being isn't able to give this ...
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Before claiming prophethood,X was famous for being truthful among his people,so that is one of the proof that he is a prophet?

some people who believe in the prophethood and divine inspiration of specific individuals ,use this argument,as one of the arguments,that proves that their believe in such individuals is legitimate ...
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Why would belief in God (assuming God exists) with an untrue worldview count as belief in God to God?

Let's say someone believes says they believe in "you", but when asked about details they say you exist on a planet made of bubblegum, you are friends with these people you actually hate, ...
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What are the best rebuttals for this argument against God's existence?

I would like to preface this question with two pieces of information so as to minimalize confusion. First, I am in no way a Theist myself, as I have put in nowhere near enough time, research, or ...
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Is there a logical reason to default to a certain type of first cause?

While there are some exceptions, physics generally holds that the universe has a beginning. Assuming that there is a first cause of the universe, what are the logical based reasons for preferring ...
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Was the ancient Jewish concept of God utterly unique? [closed]

I hope it's ok to post this on Philosophy S.A. It's really a question of the philosophical view of God. Was the ancient Jewish (Abrahamic/Mosaic) view of 1 "true" god, faceless, formless, ...
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Is the argument that God can't be omnipotent, omniscient and all good invalid because omnipotence would let God violate logic

I have heard it argued that a god can not be all-benevolent, omniscient and omnipotent at the same time. My question is, is this a valid logical argument. Given the premises I would argue that there ...
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The name of a particular philosophy

I was wondering what is the philosophy name that approves God's existence if this belief brings about peace and calm in our lives. This philosophy neither accepts the existence of a heavenly creature /...
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Existence being analytic of God vs. God being analytic of existence

Elsewhere, in light of the idea that understanding is not a species of knowledge but an epistemic genus parallel to knowledge, and then in terms of an understanding logic, I asked whether knowledge of ...
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If Non-existence is nonexistent, then does that mean a Supernatural Exists?

Ok, what I am asking is bascially, if non-existence (which I use synonymously with the word 'nothing' - this is my defintion of 'nothing' in this piece - non-existence, so please no dcitionary ...
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Grim Reaper Paradox Objections

I find the argument from first cause, contingency, and actualization to be emboldened by the very compelling thought experiment known as the Grim Reaper Paradox. For those unaware, Alexander Pruss and ...
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How do we know things don't come into existence Ex Nihilo on their own?

The Kalam Cosmological Argument relies on the idea that things don't just pop into existence from nothing, or they don't come into existence Ex Nihilo. However, it seems that it justifies this based ...
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Why is this argument supposedly improved?

Hello to all philosophers! A while ago my professor was going through the First Cause Argument and formatted it as such: Everything has a cause. The chain of causes cannot reach back indefinitely; ...
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Having finite knowledge, could we prove that God doesn't exist?

It seems to me that in order to prove that God does not exist, we need to be like the God himself: the supreme being, infinite in the knowledge of the universe. If my logic is correct, that sounds ...
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Problems with ontological arguments

In the ontological argument, Anselm assumes that "A being that exists as an idea in the mind and in reality is, other things being equal, greater than a being that exists only as an idea in the ...
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Why can't I create my own religion if this becomes true? [closed]

I have seen people claiming that "Human logic doesn't apply to God" whenever I claim something god had done that contradicts logic. If this were true then can't I create a religion and write ...
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Why thank God for good things, but not blame God for bad things?

Why should one thank God for good things but not blame God for bad things? Why is it common for theists to do so? Rationally speaking, it seems one should both thank and blame, or do neither; this is ...
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Evidence for Nature works under direction of God?

I have read from somewhere¹ and it sounds very right, that Nature works under supervision of God. However problem with this, may be that it seems unfalsifiable. What would be nature like with ...
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Principle of proportionate causality → the most eminent cause is intelligent?

In Five Proofs of the Existence of God, Edward Feser mentions the principle of proportionate causality: whatever is in some effect must in some way or other be in the cause, even if not always in the ...
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