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The Kalām Cosmological Argument

07 Sep
  1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause.

  2. The universe began to exist.

  3. Therefore, the universe has a cause.

  4. This cause is the God of Classical Theism, and is a personal being, because He chose to create the universe.

 The first sub-set of arguments:

 Argument based on the impossibility of an actual infinite:

  1. An actual infinite cannot exist.
  2. An infinite temporal regress of events is an actual infinite.
  3. Therefore, an infinite temporal regress of events cannot exist.

The second sub-set of arguments:
Argument based on the impossibility of the formation of an actual infinite by successive addition:

  1. A collection formed by successive addition cannot be an actual infinite.
  2. The temporal series of past events is a collection formed by successive addition.
  3. Therefore, the temporal series of past events cannot be actually infinite.

Contemporary form of this argument was formulated by William Lane Craig. See also: Does Good come from God?


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Posted by on September 7, 2011 in Reasonable Faith

 

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