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Comment 46 by Less Entropy

Now, by the same token, tell me how you can dismiss God because of a failure of the physical existence clause - bearing in mind that mathematics exists because of the service it pays us and that religion has a similarly near ubiquitous existence because of the service it pays?

On the face of it, this is a pretty terrible argument. It appears to be:

P1 Anything that has paid near ever present service to humans exists

P2 God has paid near ever present service to humans

C Therefore, God exists

Well, obviously this is a valid argument, but it's not sound; neither premise appears to be grounded in fact, so I doubt it would convince any but the most credulous. One of the premises appears to suggest that god isn't ever-present! Of course, this may be misrepresenting your argument, so please feel free to present more plausible premises and conclusion.

Sat, 12 May 2012 08:31:24 UTC | #941153