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The argument of whether God exists or not

The argument of whether God exists or not is a long debated argument spanning the centuries. In David Hume’s “Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion” this topic is addressed through a dialogue and debate between Hume’s fictional characters Cleanthes and Philo. Cleanthes presents the argument that God’s existence can be confirmed to man and presents this argument in the form of the Argument from Design. Philo then offers several objections as to why this argument fails. This paper will discuss Cleanthes’ Argument from Design and detail Philo’s criticism of Cleanthes’ stance. This criticism will include the analogy related to the inference of God’s existence based on observation of our universe as well as Philo’s criticism that spontaneous order found by generation and…