Background Probability

The Agnostic Popular Front has moved to its new home at Skeptic Ink, and will henceforth be known as Background Probability. Despite the relocation and rebranding, we will continue to spew the same low-fidelity high-quality bullshit that you've come to expect.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ontological Argument for God

This is my very favorite argument for God, because it is so wonderfully sophistic, solipsistic, and (in later formulations) linguistically slapstick:

  1. If God is defined such that God exists, then God really does exist.

  2. "God" is defined as a being which, among other things, exists (necessarily)

  3. Therefore, God exists.

Given the tenuousness of the first premise, I really don't think we ought to waste loads of time on this one.

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