Cosmological Argument – the existence of God
Cosmological Argument – the existence of God
Argument based on cosmology
By choosing to investigate and isolate different areas of the world around us humans, the cosmological argument seeks to demonstrate the presence of a deity or god. It all starts with one undeniable and self-evident truth: everything in our universe exists in some shape or form. According to the cosmological argument, the mere presence of physical things in the cosmos demonstrates that there must be some form of God-like entity who is responsible for the creation of everything. This type of argument is most well-known for the “five ways” that Thomas Aquinas focused on in his work, which are the most famous of all of the arguments for the presence of God presented in this manner. One of the characteristics of this argument is that it is based on the “first cause” argument, which essentially asserts that there is some original cause that occurred in order to establish the world. (Gale, page 15) According to Aquinas, the very existence of the universe shows the existence of a “uncaused” cause that existed prior to the creation of the universe. Anything and everything exists for a cause, and there is an adequate explanation for the existence of any individual being or thing in the material world. (Gale, page 17)
The Principle of Sufficient Reason is the term used to describe this way of thinking. Overall, this states that for things to exist in the world that we know, they must have come from somewhere with a clear beginning. The first time we seek to explain the existence of something, we turn to physical explanations for the phenomenon. As soon as it appears that there is no physical reason that can be related with the existence of something, we begin to investigate whether it is the result of a psychological or mental process. Finally, if neither of these prerequisites can be explained, we look into whether the being exists as a result of a supernatural event, such as a miracle. (Gale, page 22) Given the vastness and complexity of the universe as a whole, each of the pieces that interact and exist as a result of its expansion and complexity must have some form of cause for their inception. Any one solitary person or item in the world can trace their origins and existence back to a countless number of encounters with other entities in the world, numbering in the billions.
The universe itself is essentially a large and sophisticated sequence of complex, interconnected occurrences that are all connected to one another. However, there must be a first, irrefutable cause for everything because if there isn’t, the Principle of Sufficient Reasoning is violated in virtually every aspect of life. Rowe (2002, p. 32) defines formalized adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverb The absence of a first, defining cause for all of the events of the cosmos precludes the possibility of any long-term explanation for any of those occurrences. With the passage of time, an endless number of events have occurred in an infinite number of variations. Each of these events is the cause of whatever event occurs immediately after it, as well as the result of whatever event occurs immediately before it. Rowe (2008, p. 38) defines formalized adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverbial adverb When it comes to the world as a whole, the world that was before the current one came into existence is used to create it. We may sum it up this way: The first cause argument basically says that the universe had to have a start, and that this start had to be catalyzed by something outside of its specified existence, which then catalyzed the universe into the existence in which it currently dwells. In some ways, this initial cause can be seen of as a celestial deity, or simply as a force that isn’t defined by our universe’s conceptions of reality and is totally existent in and of itself even if our reality is absent.  Rowe defines a formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized (Rowe, 46) Alternatively, it could be argued that the cosmos itself is limitless and hence cannot be described in terms of a beginning or an end.
Take, for example, the notion that it is impossible to locate the beginning or end of an infinitely repeating series, which is based on this concept. It is not possible to simply count down or up to infinity from zero, because this would be impossible given that infinity is a never-ending number. Because of the restrictions of our reality, any individual who asserts that they have counted from one end of infinity to the other is making a fraudulent claim, as this is impossible. 106) White’s etymology of the term As a result, the universe’s past cannot be represented eternally since time would have to stretch from infinity to the present, which would be impossible due to the nature of time itself. In this case, the presence of a first cause must be one that is not limited by the restrictions of time or space, at least not in the way that we can define them. For an entity to exist without violating any of the two rules stated above, it would simply have to exist in a different world than the one that we now occupy in order to do so.
If a Creator in this position resembled the universe in any way, then that creature would be susceptible to the existence of time and the consequences of that existence. As a result, something else would have to be responsible for its creation. For an entity to exist that defies the parameters that we are familiar with, it must never be fully brought into our defined existence and must exist as a being that is detached from time, with no link to either its beginning or end, in order to exist. In the words of White (p. 110), Transcending time and space would offer the required components to assure that it did not come from nothing, as it would not be defined by this or the existence of the universe as a result of its transcendence. As a representation of infinity, the First Cause would have to be capable of defining both its own existence and those of the universe in which it exists. Following that, our world would be formed through the actuality of this First Cause, and it would set out to define the conditions for the reality in which we currently find ourselves on its own initiative.