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Does God exist?

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Argument: Does God exist? If so, did he create the universe? Why?

Why do philosophers seek such proof? Is it necessary?

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It looks like much of this is opinion. So,

God does exist.
God, in order to avoid the trap of calling any ancient hero or archetype a "god" must be all powerful, totally unique and bounded by nothing. In a purely philosophical sense, this is Spinoza's version of the problem.

How can we be sure?
This is a silly question, since it assumes that God is an object, like an electrical current, that is then susceptible to human discovery. God is not an object among objects. He is, at a minimum, the very ground for anything at all to exist.
Hence, the question should be: "does matter exist"? What is it?
There are nothing but speculative theories in answer to this fundamental question. All we know are appearances. Hence, no proof for matter exists.

We know only that we exist, that we think and that we are confronted with images not of our making.

Approaches to Proof:

One: It is absurd to hold that the immense complicated design of the tiniest part of the most primitive cell ...

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The solution discusses an opinion on if God exists.