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Theism is the Default Position (P2) (Needs Revision)

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Published on Jan 6, 2010

Part 2

Thomas Nagel:
http://www.tnr.com/article/the-fear-r...

Cosmological Argument Links:

http://www.anthonyflood.com/sadowskye...

http://www.reasonablefaith.org/site/N...

Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion:

http://www.amazon.com/Faces-Clouds-Ne...


Also note that Dennetts view on "stances" was taken from the God Delusion and the chapter titled, "The Roots of Religion".


Argument:

I.
In order to accept that our rational faculties are reliable, initial sensory experiences of the world must be accepted until proven incorrect. In other words, these experiences must be considered default positions.

II.
The appearance of purpose, intention, and order (Design) in the Universe is an initially sensed experience.

III.

Hence, the belief in a designed universe, which automatically infers a designer is in fact the default position until proven otherwise.

IV.
The concept of God (a purposeful, intelligent agent outside the universe that cannot be detected by our senses) is the most tenable explanation for the identity of this designer.

C.
Hence, Theism is the default position until proven otherwise.

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