In Search for God’s Existence
(A Theist’s Narrative)
My readings on Descartes and the Origin of Modernity lead me to the so-called controversial element of the Cartesian philosophy, the ontological argument. This in turn led me to read and research on philosophical and scientific arguments of the many different kinds for the existence of God. The result is my own layman’s or an untutored reader (of philosophy and science)’s narrative justifying theism in general while discussing the evidence that God exists, setting out and examining these arguments. This is by no means an intellectual discourse. The narrative (or more appropriately, A Theist’s Narrative) is an assemblage of the classic versions to arguments for God’s existence that I share with those who believe in God and those who do not, those who are of the Christian faith and those who are not. I am not a Christian apologist; indeed to call myself a “Christian” would be a misnomer. However, given my earlier Christian-schooled background, my narrative relies on the aid of contingent assumptions or premises of core Christian religion, the beliefs common to all denominations but that, which is impartial to specific doctrinal inclination. My approach is to take on the philosophical issues on the arguments to God’s existence and not to shape the view of any person. While the narrative explores the arguments posited by philosophers/mathematicians in Rene Descartes, Gottfried Leibniz, Blaise Pascal and theologians in Thomas Aquinas, Anselm, C S Lewis, William Craig, I have purposely not attempted to essay arguments nor rebut rhetoric against God’s existence from philosophers/secularists including David Hume, Bertrand Russell or Immanuel Kant, the latter who interestingly, rejected the cosmological, teleological and ontological arguments but was the foremost philosopher to use the moral argument. There are as many proponents to the arguments to God’s existence as there are critics and objectors to the...