For centuries, the
idea of God has been a part of man's history. Past and present, there has
always been a different integration consisting of the believers and the
non-believers of God. The group of those who have "faith" in God tend to
be related to one religion or another. On the other hand, the skeptics
find the existence of God somewhat puzzling and try to seek the answers
through scientific methods. Even as of today with all the modern
technologies and the development of sciences, we still do not have a
definitive answer to the question "does God exist?" Among
many philosophers and scholars who have tried to answer this question, we
shall look upon Rene Descartes' theory on the existence of God. In terms
of believers and non-believers, Descartes would be one of the believers.
Before we go any further, we must ponder upon several questions.
God? Does God exist? If such God does exist, then where does this being
come from? Why do believers and non-believers hold on to their beliefs as
they do? What significance does the existence of God have upon mankind?
These are only the tip of the iceberg amongst the vast array of unanswered
questions related to God. Though there are so many uncertainties as
we have just mentioned, the existence of all other uncertainties in our
world may explain why the existence of God is so real to many people. For
the believers, God provides a convenient answer to all these questions
except for the answers regarding God itself. The following are some of
the general arguments for the existence of God. The first argument
comes from the theory of design; there are orders in the universe which
can't be occurring by mere chance. Secondly, the existence...