Thursday, April 2, 2009

Logical Arguments for God's Existence

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has this introduction to the logical arguments for God's existence. Click on picture to see the entire comic.

The last argument was the one I was given as a kid. If you have a few minutes click on his random button.


Anonymous said...

What other way would one expect from a nun with a student reading Bertrand Russel. Force.
Gods must be defended, they need humans to help.

Robert Madewell said...

Here's another SMBC comic that had me floored.

Anonymous said...

I like the second one better. The first one was a bit obscure.

Robert Madewell said...

The ontological argument is pretty weak.

God is something than which nothing greater can be thought.

God exists in the understanding.

It is greater to exist in reality and in the understanding than just in understanding.

Therefore, God exists in reality

IOW, if you can imagine God, then he must exist. Seems to me that, this is just another "because I say so" argument.

GCT said...

I liked Dawkins' treatment of that when he said something along the lines of this:

I can image the smelliest thing than which nothing smellier can be thought, and god must be the smelliest thing possible.

Or something like that.

Robert Madewell said...

I just noticed that instead of Teleological argument that should be the Cosmological argument.

The teleological argument is "the painting has a painter" type of argument.

I dealt with the cosmological argument in another post.