Posted: Apr 24, 2011 12:56 am
by Teuton
Allemann wrote:
If God was contingent, then he would depend on something outside of him, making him not the ultimate ground of being and therefore not God.

Even if God is absolutely ontologically independent in the sense that there is a possible world in which he is the only existent, he doesn't exist in all possible worlds.

"[I]t seems coherent to suppose that there exists a complex physical universe but no God, from which it follows that it is coherent to suppose that there exists no God, from which in turn it follows that God is not a logically necessary being."

(Swinburne, Richard. The Existence of God. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. p. 148)