David Hume and the Nature of God
Provides a counter-argument to Hume’s disbelief in God.
This is a persuasive paper that cites several of David Hume?s major theories about the non-existence of a god and refutes them, demonstrating that Hume is inaccurate and that God does indeed exist.
This paper shall examine and counter David Hume’s argument that God does not exist. The philosopher, Hume, did not think highly of religion and once referred to all organized religions as the play-some whimsies of monkeys in human shape. (Hume: 362) Hume actively worked to counter the existing predispositions of major organized religions during his period. Hume suggested in his treatise Dialogues Concerning Natural Religions that the answer to the dilemma of whether or not God exists can be broken into a series of proofs on the qualities of evil. Hume suggests that the reason that God absolutely cannot exists is because there are qualities within the world that can only be defined as being evil. According to Hume, the very presence of evil serves to negate the presence of God. This can best be explained in a series of stages.