After exploring some of the ramifications of the classical arguments, let us return and consider the substance of the arguments themselves. Do they prove their point? And first of all: both the contingency argument and argument from design are metaphysical constructions based on a doctrine of the nature of being. Both argue that, since the nature of being is what it is, certain things which undoubtedly exist could not exist if it were not that God exists also. Are we compelled to embrace this conclusion?
KeywordsReligious Experience Modern Philosophy Classical Argument Empirical World Metaphysical Realism
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