Posted: Apr 24, 2011 10:20 pm
by Allemann
Teuton wrote: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.

What does this have to do with what I wrote?

If there's a possible world where a maximally great being exists, then that maximally great beings exists in all possible worlds. But we're not discussing here the modal ontological argument.

THWOTH wrote:Hmm. Isn't that just a way of saying if God exists then he must exists >> if he must exist then he does exist?

None of this is in my post. What I've meant is that a being whose existence is accountable in something external of it and not in its nature can't hold the honorific title of God.

as Mr Almond asks, why does something such as a supposed necessary terminator have to be a personal entity or God or any particular god?

This is a legitimate question, and all theistic philosophers I know give reasons for why God fits that role the best.