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Read through the Proofs for the Existence of God carefully. Do any of them convince you? If the answer is no (and it usually is), then what purpose do you think those proofs serve? Would it make a difference to you if the proofs were somehow made better? How would Jesus have responded to attempts to prove the existence of God?

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This is a very large subject and it might need to be scaled down some. Exactly what proofs are being considered here? Are they the proofs developed by Thomas Aquinas, for example. Typically proofs for God's existence take their point of departure from some observable feature of the world around and then try to show that this feature cannot be understood without affirming the existence of God. One well-known proof begins with the fact of the order and structure that is displayed in the natural world. It is truly amazing, the argument goes, that there is such intelligent pattern in things. Now this pattern order cannot be fully understood or explained apart from acknowledging the existence of an intelligent designer. It is this designer that we call God. Suppose you discovered a watch while walking on the ...

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