A Defence of the Cosmological Argument for God's Non-existence

Quentin Smith

in Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

Published in print May 1995 | ISBN: 9780198263838
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682650 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

A Defence of the Cosmological Argument for God's Non-existence

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This chapter argues in defence of the cosmological argument about God's non-existence. It proposes a coherent and plausible Big Bang cosmology that is better justified and is capable of standing up to the challenge of the theistic interpretation. It explains that the objective of the argument is to further establish that Big Bang cosmology is actually inconsistent with theism, and argues that if Big Bang cosmology is true, then God does not exist.

Keywords: non-existence of God; Big Bang cosmology; theism; cosmological arguments; cosmology

Chapter.  9154 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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