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What speaks against the "every creation has a creator" proof of god?

(1) A created thing has a creator (2) the universe is created (3) there exists a creator, whom we call God. This is the rough core of the argument. Support for (1) is via definition, but (2) and (3) ...
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Is the science community reluctant to consider the evidence to support some sort of higher intelligence?

I wonder what's happened to the concept of faith... Look, science is ultimately functional. It wants theories it can 'do stuff' with; it wants understandings that give it insight into the pragmatic ...
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What speaks against the "every creation has a creator" proof of god?

In addition to the excellent points made in the other answers, I would say that even if the Universe had a cause, it does not follow that the source of the cause still exists nor that it should have ...
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What speaks against the "every creation has a creator" proof of god?

The "every creation has a creator" argument for the existence of God is a variation of the cosmological argument, which asserts that the universe must have had a cause or creator. However, ...
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Why does the universe need an origin?

The historical Buddha refused to answer questions like Is the world eternal or is the world not eternal? He left ‚undeclared‘ the issue (E.g., Majjhima Nikaya 63, Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta). Because ...
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Are various concepts of divine creation based on more basic/simpler/integrated concepts, or are they indefinitely diverse?

I mean, a lot comes down to definitions. One of the most widespread traditions is a pre-existing condition of chaos, typically personified as a chaoskampf like Maat, Isfet, Tiamat, Illuyanka, & ...
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How can we exist?

Good points raised already by commentators. Additionally, one could argue creation is a consequence of God's perfection so a non-creating God would be actually imperfect. As for change, a metaphor may ...
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What speaks against the "every creation has a creator" proof of god?

Here is a prime analysis that speaks against those claims, reaching from what exists: beings, to their implicit source: being. The logic here only goes as far as what can be ascertained about being ...
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Does the notion of creation-from-nothingness presuppose the notion of existence-as-a-predicate?

But it seems strange to be able to deduce atheism, even in this form, from abstract premises. Well of course it is. One is only ever an Atheist in reaction to a concrete stipulation about the realm ...
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Should believers in god(s), the creator(s), answer the question what created god(s)?

Ontological arguments are prone to circularity. Be wary of arguments that verify their own premise; they are usually meaningless. The argument from noncontingent intelligent first cause runs: Suppose ...
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A logical approach to the question of God

Discussion of assumptions One difficulty in verbally reasoning about extra-universe topics - like the modes it came into being - is that we have no insight whether any of the aspects involved in this ...
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Creationism vs simple math

The concept of a thing may exist even if the thing itself never has and never will. One might even say that "There are zero unicorns" is true because, and only because, no unicorns exist. ...
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