Arguments Over God’s Existence

General Topic

  • In your post, draw on one of the following readings: 1) Anselm, 2) Aquinas, 3) Pascal, or 4) Rowe.
  • The general topic is the whether God exists.
  • I have provided a prompt below, but you may create your own alternative question.
    • If you create an alternative question, be sure to present your question in your post and explain how it relates to one of the above readings.
    • If you use the prompt, you do not need to answer all of the questions below. In fact, it’s a good idea to focus on one or maybe two of the questions.
    • Only write on one philosopher for your discussion post.

Writing Prompt: Arguments Over God’s Existence

  • Which of the philosophers arguments for God’s existence was the most persuasive? What is the best objection to the argument?
  • Why does Rowe use a baby fawn example to illustrate the problem of evil?
  • What is the difference between narrow atheism and broad atheism, as explained by Rowe?
  • Have you ever changed your views regarding religious matters based on a reasoned argument? If so, did it persuade you to believe or not believe in the existence of a God?

Assignment Requirements

  • See the Discussion Post Guidelines for general info on the assignment and example posts: Discussion Post Info & Example.docx
  • The most important requirements are:
    1. write at least a 300 word original post,
    2. quote and cite from one of the above course readings (in your original post),
    3. use paragraphs in your original post,
    4. write at least a 200 word response post.

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