Paley's Watchmaker Analogy

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I am a theist- I wholly and completely accept that a diety exists: a force greater than myself, a being responsible for the creation of the cosmos, an entity satisfying the criteria of omnipotence, omnibenevolence, and omniscience. However, I strongly feel the famous historical arguments used to prove God's existence are all founded on shaky grounds, many have troublesome implications and they directly contradict the idea of "belief" and "faith"- something so destitute in the contemporary human condition. Pascal's wager forces the rational person to choose a belief in god over non-belief. This is because given the worst case scenario, a person is better believing in a diety that does not exist (neutral outcome) than not believing in a diety…show more content…
Similarly, when you look at the intricate and inherent complexities on our planet and in the universe, one cannot help but assume a perfect creator." The problem with this analogy is fairly straightforward. The world, similar to the watch, is not perfect. We see the brutalization and inhumanity that exists, we see the detrimental effects of climate change and mother nature, and if the reasoning follows, we can infer a not-so-perfect…show more content…
If we had definitive proof that God did exist, what would be the point of belief? Where would be the "leap of faith" to differentiate those who actually believed from those who didn't? In a world where 20 innocent children where massacred in a school on the 14th of this month, in a world where we see the ways in which oppressive regimes are controlling and dehumanizing the masses, and where we see warfare, bloodshed, and injustice so widespread, we have to revive our notions of faith and belief. Pro-God arguments that deviate from faith and belief have effectively deviated from the things most needed in

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