Posted: Apr 24, 2011 10:39 am
by John P. M.
Isn't "necessary being" used in order to have a brute force terminator for infinite regress?
Basically, God is said to be non-contingent, unmoved mover, uncreated creator, timeless originator of time etc.
That God is "necessarily so", because otherwise (the argument goes), we would have an infinite regress?
And that, in being such a being, God necessarily exists, because God would be that terminator (that we presumably need in order to explain origins)?

I think this is how it goes, but I put question marks behind it, just in case.