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Atheism 3: Ontological Argument


Actually pretty understandable. There appear to be a few major objections to the ontological argument.

  1. Existence may not be a characteristic, but the basis for having any characteristics.
  2. Even if saying “God (necessarily existing being) does not exist” is self contradictory, it is not contradictory to say “It is not the case that a God exists.”
  3. If we accept that the ontological argument works, then that proves that a necessary island could exist (and the response that islands have no maximum limit of perfection can be answered).

Do all those answers work? How would one even decide number one? Number three seems most promising, and the least disputable.

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