Naturalistic Religion

It is common to hear some atheists make blanket statements about religion, which is usually about how bad religion is for society or how religion is filled with irrationality. Assuming these things are true, the tendency to label religion this way is mainly looking at what religion has been in the past or what religion …

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The fine-tuning argument and alternative design explanations

The fine-tuning argument for God's existence is a very popular argument these days. One of the problems with the argument that is often overlooked is what I will call the "gap problem" or problem of alternative explanations. Roughly speaking, even if we grant that design best accounts for the fine-tuning problem, it's not clear that …

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The Problem of Non-God objects

The problem of non-God objects (PONGO) has to do with the fact that anything exists at all besides God. In other words, if God exists, then only God should exist; God wouldn't create anything. Obviously, this alleged problem can be turned into an argument (and indeed it has). Here is the argument: Proposition P1: If the …

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What is the modal ontological argument for the existence of God

1. It is possible that God exists 2. If it is possible that God exists, then He exists in some possible world 3. If God exists in some possible world, then He exists in every possible world 4. If God exists in every possible world, then He exists in the actual world 5. If God …

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What is the Historical Induction argument against the existence of God?

The argument is an argument that God does not exist. In other words, it's an argument for atheism or the truth of atheism. Before we get started, what do we mean by induction? Well induction is reasoning from a sample to a broader audience or population. For instance, "Every swan that I've ever encountered has …

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