Skip to content
Tags

Atheism 3: Ontological Argument

12/10/2011

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.

Advertisements
Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: