Article Review : ' Arguments About God 's Existence ' Essay

937 Words Jul 20th, 2015 4 Pages
Dawkins: Writing
In recent discussion of Dawkins’ “Arguments about God’s existence”, a controversial issue has been whether he offers a strong and valid argument about religion. Some argue that his paper is filled with false assertions about religion and the existence of God. From this perspective, Dawkins is proving that God doesn’t exist on false claims such as heredity and Agnostic beliefs. On the other hand, however, others argue that his arguments stem from logic and reason. That one needs evidence to prove that something exists and a lack of evidence against God not existing doesn’t prove that God does exist. According to this view God doesn’t exist and Dawkins proves it with logic. In sum then, the issue is whether his argument is valid or not valid.
My own view is that Dawkins’ arguments that God doesn’t exist are strong, they have direct premises that back up his conclusion. Although some might object that God does exist based on their own beliefs through religion, I would reply that Dawkins provides a strong argument against God existence through his examples. This issue is important because it brings attention to how we should approach the idea of God and religion. We should focus more on evidence and less on faith.
Dawkins first argument against religion starts with the heredity factor that religion faces. Dawkins states that there is a correlation between which religion people chose and what religion their parents follow. Dawkins asserts that people choose the…

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