by Claudia Kalmikov
Numerous college professors discourage any discussions or assignments that mention the possibility of God’s existence.
Excerpt from “Belief in God is a Rational Position” by Claudia Kalmikov* at Straight Talk with Claudia K. Reprinted with permission.
(For the purpose of this excerpt, we would like readers to know that by describing these premises as “Arguments,” does not mean to “argue” with people. An “argument” can also mean a “set of reasons.”)
There are many arguments in favor of the existence of God. In this essay, I will present two of those arguments and prove why belief in God is a rational position.
The Kalam Cosmological Argument
The Kalam cosmological argument was started by a medieval Christian named Philoponus and was developed by Muslims. Apologists and philosophers William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland made it popular. The argument has three premises. The first is that whatever begins to exist has a cause. The second is that the universe began to exist. Therefore, the universe has a cause. Christian apologist and philosopher William Lane Craig, asserts…