An Even Greater God

An Even Greater God March 31, 2015


This cartoon from XKCD requires some knowledge of the philosophy of religion. The ontological argument for God’s existence is an attempt to argue for the existence of God a priori, by beginning with the idea that it is possible to imagine a being greater than which cannot be conceived. It is then pointed out that existing is greater than not existing. Therefore, it is impossible to imagine such a being, and to imagine that being not existing.

What do you think? Would a God that can identify precisely what is wrong with this argument be even greater? And if so, wouldn’t being able to find the flaw in the ontoogical argument in reality be greater than simply imagining such a being had found the flaw? And if so, doesn’t that mean…?



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