Is There God? A discussion between two people

Cast:

A. Atheist / Agnostic
B. Philosopher

A: Can you logically prove that god exists?

B: Yes. Proof in any system requires Axioms. For example in Euclidean Geometry 5 axioms are taken to be true by their virtue. Proofs for other theorems are based on these. In a system, god’s existence can be taken as an axiom and used to build an explanation for the universe or can be proved using appropriate axioms.

A: In the same way, I can also prove that there is no god.

B: In the same way, I can prove that you do not exist. In fact, did you know that you are just a dinosaur’s dream? But you say you exist. Why do you say so? How do you know you exist? Codigo ergo sum?

A: Because I know I exist. I feel myself with my senses.

B: But it could be a “maya“, an illusion.

A: It could be. but I believe it is not.

B: Similarly people know, feel and believe god to exist.

A. But you could not prove god’s existence.

B: I just “proved” that a challenge such as prove god exists is illogical.

A: But that leaves us where we were. I am still not convinced god exists.

B: That’s how it is. It is a matter of faith. Not everything can be explained by logic.

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