Cosmological argument – evaluation

Cosmological argument

Part (b) to the 2001 question how far do the weaknesses outweigh the strengths of this argument?

 

Not all inductive arguments are weak they are neatly logical and appeal to us on that basis but in this case to conclude that God is the cause is a leap too far.

 

Regardless of the strengths or weaknesses this argument neither proves nor disproves God’s existence. All it can do is provide credible justification – as William of Ockham might have said, God is the simplest and most credible first cause, more so than any other suggestion.

 

Thus all this argument can do is provide the believer with additional reasons why he might believe God exists but it will never convince a non-believer.

 


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