Does God Exist?

Essay by munchkin00High School, 10th grade March 2004

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Lots of people around the world are confused about how it all actually began. A lot of people suggest that there is an immortal God who created everything including man and animals. In this essay I am going to discuss the different ways people have tried to prove God's existence and the arguments which imply that there is no such being as God.

Different people have different views on the existence of God. People who believe in a God that is all powerful (Omni Potent), all loving (Omni benevolent) and all knowing (Omni Siant) are called Theists. They believe that God created the universe and everything around us and that he is everlasting. People who don't believe that such a being as God exists are called Atheists. They refuse to accept that God is the source of our existence. Agnostic people are unsure of the existence of God. They know that God's existence can neither be proved nor disproved and therefore we should suspend judgement of His/Her existence.

The biggest indication that God doesn't exist is the Problem of Evil. There are two types of evil in the world: moral evil and natural evil. Moral evil is the kind of evil that we (humans) do ourselves, Incidents such as rape, murder and war. Natural evil is the kind that we have absolutely no control over whatsoever. Things like floods, earthquakes and fatal illnesses like cancer. The problem is, if God is all that the theists believe he is, why does evil exist in the world? If he cannot stop the evil, then he cannot be all powerful. If he doesn't know about the evil, then he cannot be all knowing, and if he won't stop the evil, then he is not all loving. And without one of these characteristics, God...