- This argument is one of the most historically controversial arguments for God’s existence. As philosopher Bertrand Russell observed, it is much easier to be persuaded that ontological arguments are no good than it is to say exactly what is wrong with them.
- The Ontological argument was originally formulated by Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109 A.D.). His version can be summarized like this…
- God is the Greatest Conceivable Being.
- If God is the Greatest Conceivable Being, nothing greater than God can be imagined.
- There is nothing greater than God that can be imagined.
- If God does not exist then there is something greater than God that can be imagined.
- Therefore, God exists… Think about it!
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