Key Features of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God
The word Cosmological argument comes from the word cosmos, which
refers to the world or universe as a well-organized and perfect
system. The cosmological argument is a classic argument, which tries
to prove the existence of God, and this argument is based on the fact
that the world’s existence needs to be explained.
The cosmological argument is an argument that starts from the
existence of the universe, to try and prove that God exists. To answer
this, we should first try and answer this question: Why is there a
universe? It was either put there or it has always existed, but no one
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He believed that there is no doubt
that there is a God, and these are his 5 proofs that God exists. Three
of which are relevant to the cosmological argument. These are:
§ The first way is an argument of motion- “it’s necessary to arrive at
a first mover by no other; and this everyone understands to be God”.
This means that things don’t happen by themselves, something must have
caused it. (Prime mover), so everything that happens has a cause and
this cause in turn has a cause, so all things must have a starting
point. A God.
§ The second way is an argument from the universal fact of cause and
effect- “therefore it is necessary to admit a first cause, to which
everyone gives the name of God”. This says that the universe must have
been created, which means there had to be a creator. A God.
§ The third way follows from the fact that things in nature come into
existence and go out of existence- “necessary, having of itself its
own necessity…this all men speak of as God”. There needs to be a
necessity being, which people believe was God, he thought there was a
time that the universe did not exist, and so God must have created it.
Another Philosopher that contributed to the...