Here’s an argument for the existence of God:
- There’s no contradiction in an omnipotent being spontaneously coming into existence.
- Nothing that was not omnipotent would be able to prevent an omnipotent being coming into existence. (Think of it like a game of metaphysical whack-a-mole.)
- In a given time period, if there is no contradiction in something happening and there is nothing to prevent it from happening then there is a non-zero probability that it will happen.
- So in any given time period at the beginning of which there is no omnipotent being, there is a non-zero probability that an omnipotent being spontaneously comes into existence.
- So over an arbitrarily large time period the probability that an omnipotent being spontaneously comes into existence will be arbitarily close to certainty.
- There has been enough time that we can be practically certain that an omnipotent being has spontaneously come into existence.
- Once an omnipotent being exists, it will see to it that it continues to exist, since it is omnipotent and wants to continue to exist.
- There cannot be more than one omnipotent being, since it follows from their omnipotence that they would be both able and unable to frustrate each other’s intentions, and this is a contradiction.
- If there is exactly one omnipotent being, then that being is God.
- So we can be practically certain that God exists.
- So God exists.
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