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4.01.2006

does god exist?

in my systematic theology class this semester (which i took as an elective and now regret, but we won't get into that), we spent some time looking @ the classical arguments for god's existence (anselm's ontological argument, arguments from design, motion, eminence, what have you). so i was delighted to see that some atheists from california have compiled a list of 300+ arguments for the existence of god. if you know me, you won't be surprised to learn that i'm particularly taken w/ #s 17 (possibly my favorite), 26, 34, 46, 92, 97, 121, 255 (i once saw a bumper sticker that read "stop defenestration"; i think that's sublime), 256, 280, and, b/c i'm anglican, 345. i also like #33, but don't tell my mom.

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  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger Flaneur said…

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  • At 1:11 AM, Blogger sammy said…

    what the hell??? i have no idea what that's about, flaneur. i'm going to leave the comment on, though, b/c it's so stinkin' random.

     
  • At 6:42 AM, Blogger Patmos Pete said…

    Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

     

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