Cosmology (Part 5) – Leibniz’s Contingency Argument: Is It True That “Something Must Exist But No One Thing Exists Necessarily”? (for those interested in philosophy/theology)

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION GUIDING PRINCIPLE Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason: “Nothing happens without a sufficient reason.” LEIBNIZ’S CONTINGENCY ARGUMENT PREVIOUS BLOGS ESTABLISHED THE TRUTH OF PREMISES 1 AND 2 Everything has an explanation of its existence, either by the necessity of its own nature or by an external cause. According to Arthur Schopenhauer, the universe cannot be an exception. … Read More

Cosmology (Part 4) – Leibniz’s Contingency Argument: Would It Be Impossible For This Particular Universe Not To Exist? (for those interested in philosophy/theology)

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION GUIDING PRINCIPLE Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason: “Nothing happens without a sufficient reason.” LEIBNIZ’ COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD’S EXISTENCE PREMISE 2 In our last blog, we presented atheism’s argument against premise 1 and concluded that everything must have an explanation of its existence, either by the necessity of its own nature (necessary beings) or that it … Read More

Cosmology (Part 3) – Leibniz’s Contingency Argument: Does Everything, Including The Universe, Have An Explanation For Its Existence? (for those interested in philosophy/theology)

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION GUIDING PRINCIPLE Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason: “Nothing happens without a sufficient reason.” LEIBNIZ’ COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD’S EXISTENCE PREMISE 1 Premise 1 says, “Everything that exists has an explanation of its existence.” ATHEISM’S “MINORITY VIEW” Making an exception for the universe: In response to premise 1, which says that “everything that exists has an explanation … Read More

Cosmology (Part 1) – The Cosmological Arguments of Thomas Aquinas And G.W. Leibniz (for those interested in philosophy and theology)

THE FIVE ARGUMENTS OF NATURAL THEOLOGY “Natural theology” is a branch of theology that seeks to provide justification for belief in God’s existence without the use of scripture. Each of these five arguments for the existence of God is an independent piece of evidence that does not rely on the others for its justification. Because each is independent, logic requires that … Read More