Arguing for atheism: an introduction to the philosophy of religion [robin le poidevin] on amazoncom free shipping on i found his treatment of the problem of evil (ae) to be interesting, yet he claims that it is the most powerful argument for atheism, which is a bit of an overstatement at best, ae offers support to an. God cannot lie, therefore god is not all-powerful this argument would be fantastic—devastating maybe—if god was more of the ancient greek god persuasion, where the gods themselves were subject to fate and limited to their specific roles in the cosmos the orthodox doctrine of god is much different. Most people mean that i cannot provide a philosophical argument for the existence of god which will convince all thinking people if my argument will not convince the most ardent atheist, i have not proven god's existence maybe some argument for god's existence will persuade you that belief in god is reasonable.
It's true that most people won't change their minds after hearing a single argument, however persuasive human psychology just isn't that malleable but that doesn't mean that atheist argumentation is pointless it just means we need to be realistic about what we hope to accomplish i've used the “wind and. Find most persuasive flew: i think that the most impressive arguments for god's existence are those that are supported by recent scientific discoveries i've never been much impressed by the kalam cosmological argument, and i don't think it has gotten any stronger recently however, i think the argument to intelligent. For example, an arguably more sophisticated and convincing version of dawkins' central atheistic argument can be found in hume's dialogues or, more modestly, the all-powerful, all-knowing, and perfectly good creator-god that receives so much attention in contemporary philosophy of religion. I doubt there are any strong scientific, philosophical or historical arguments against christianity most of those in current circulation are nowhere near as persuasive as new atheism imagines contemporary sceptics would do well to drop them paradoxically, i do think christianity is vulnerable at precisely.
There is no shortage of arguments for theism that would be utterly convincing, if they were backed up by evidence and the strongest theistic argument against atheism would be here, this is my god unfortunately for theists, whenever this is put forward, their candidates for godhood tend to be awol, imperceptible or. Behind mackie's argument for atheism - mackie in his paper evil and omnipotence, constructs an argument against the idea of the possibility of a god existing that has the and why organizational pattern: topical introduction forrester church once said, “religion is the human response to being alive and having to die. I introduction (1) the evidence of fine-tuning suppose we went on a mission to mars, and found a domed structure in which everything was set up just right for life to exist most persuasive current argument for the existence of god universe hypothesis) than the strongest atheistic argument does against theism.
There are several quite respectable figures of philosophy of religion who have very interesting arguments the god in this story is straddles the gap between creationism and evolution as well as being a personal god, and a more deistic god basically kierkegaard for has the most persuasive argument for theism. Analytic philosopher alvin plantinga, professor of philosophy emeritus at the university of notre dame, argues that a failure of theistic arguments might conceivably be good grounds for agnosticism, but not for atheism and points to the observation of an apparently fine-tuned universe as more likely to be explained by.
Introduction in this article i will consider the problem of evil, one of the main arguments against the existence of an all-good and all-knowing god it is something like this 'naive' argument that atheists often raise and theists often respond to in more popular discourse, and therefore i think it useful to frame.
Leading philosopher of religion graham oppy painstakingly analyzes all the major arguments for and against the existence of god in their strongest forms more readable than arguing about gods, everitt's book is an excellent introduction to the issues for a senior philosophy undergraduate or those of. Atheism in a broad sense is a rejection of belief in the existence of deities, in a narrower sense, the specific belief that there are no deities, and most for them that there should be none and then they endeavour to persuade themselves so, and will be glad to find arguments to fortify themselves in this persuasion. And the strongest theistic argument against atheism would be here, look, this is my god unfortunately for theists, whenever this is if you, in fact, open sober's introduction to philosophy, a prescribed text for most first years in philosophy, you will see the rebuttals very early on so all arguments that you bring about have.