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Is there a god? - Another Argument

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Published by Chausx, July 8, 2005, 6:24 pm GMT
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1) PREMISE:   
God exists in the mind. That is, God is something that can be thought of. (He is or else we would not even discussing him.)

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2) FROM 1 IT FOLLOWS THAT:   
God means "that which nothing greater can be thought."

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3) PREMISE:   
It is greater for a thing to exist in the mind and in reality than in the mind alone.

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4) FROM 2 AND 3 IT FOLLOWS THAT:   
If God only exists in the mind but not in reality, then something greater than God could exist (i.e., something that has all the qualities of our thought of God, as well as real existence). This cannot be true since this would violate our definition of God.

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5) FROM 4 IT FOLLOWS THAT:   
God exists in the mind and reality.

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