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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Apologize: The Existence of God

"It is very unlikely indeed a priori that there should be a universe made of matter behaving in totally regular ways, giving rise to conscious beings capable of changing themselves and others, making themselves fit for the Heaven of which they have a glimpse in religious experience. Hence the reason which we use about science and history demands that we postulate a simple explanation of these phenomena in terms of a creator and sustainer God.

Why believe that there is a God at all? My answer is that to suppose that there is a God explains why there is a world at all."

- Richard Swinburne, Evidence for God, Christian Evidence Society, London 1986.

Read more of the same from Swinburne's The Justification of Theism here.