Miscellaneous Arguments

Fide Dubitandum

reality-check-1Continuing on with Mackie’s “Miracle of Theism”, we get to a couple of the few actual arguments against God’s existence. I rather enjoyed this one, both for the content, and for the novelty of seeing any attempt to offer a reason to reject belief in God.

Unfortunately, these were single points rather than developed arguments, and not terribly strong in any case.

Mackie begins with the suggestion that theists need to offer a reason why God made just this universe, rather than some other one. And the first thing to be said here is that this assumes that God made only one universe. Many theists have suggested otherwise.

Second is the fact that theists have given reasons. If the creation of life is an important consideration for God, then there is a very limited number of universes that would be made. Of course, this doesn’t answer the question of why…

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