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The Cosmological Argument – from Wikipedia
The cosmological argument is an argument for the existence of a First Cause (or instead, an Uncaused cause) to the universe, and by extension is often used as an argument for the existence of an “unconditioned” or “supreme” being.
In the Beginning – by Rabbi Leib Kelemen
What are the theological implications of modern cosmology?
An Iron Clad Proof of God – by Rabbi Adam Jacobs
Many people would be tempted to suggest that even if it were true that there was such a force, going ahead and calling it “God” would quickly strain credulity. Nonetheless, as Professor Feser beautifully explains, logic alone would demonstrate that the force in question would have all of the characteristics of the classical Western notion of the Creator.
The Cosmological Argument – from TorahMusings.com
They generally argue that some being must have created the universe or causes it to function, and this being is God.
Review of Science, Religion and the Search for Meaning by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – from the Jewish Press
Rabbi Sacks seems to be saying, if Judaism (or religion in general) can inspire such nobility and “goodkeit” in man – and Rabbi Sacks attempts to convince his readers that it does – is it really necessary that the cosmological argument for God’s existence be irrefutable?
Proof of God’s Existence – from Chabad.com
Prove the existence of G–d? In truth we must analyse the question before we attempt an answer. What is considered a proof? How does one prove that anything exists?
Fine Tuning the Universe – from SimpleToRemember.com
According to growing numbers of scientists, the laws and constants of nature are so “finely-tuned,” and so many “coincidences” have occurred to allow for the possibility of life, the universe must have come into existence through intentional planning and intelligence.
Strengthening Belief in Hashem and His Beautiful Torah – by Rabbi Chaim Jachter
We need to be able to convince ourselves as well as the succeeding generations of Jews of the rational basis of our practices.
Do I Need to Reconcile Science and Torah – from BeyondBT.com
If you “need” science and Torah to match then you have an answer. If you don’t, you also have a possibility.
Questions and Answers on God’s Existence – from Mi Yodea
How do we know that God exists?
Proof of God in One Sentence – from YWN.com
Answers to the question: can you prove the existence of God in one sentence?
Scientific Data Supporting Creation – from Aish HaTorah
Proof that there is no contradiction between science and Torah in regards to the age of the universe.
Genesis and the Big Bang – by Dr Gerald Schroeder
Bridging the gap between science’s estimate of the age of the universe and the Torah’s age of the universe.
Scientific Proof of God – by Dr Gerald Schroeder
The Privileged Planet – from SimpleToRemember.com
Proofs of God 3 – by Rabbi Dovid Goldshteyn
The Big Bang, Aristotle, Entropy, Einstein and More – by Rabbi Yossi Mizrachi
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