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Kalam Argument: Ed Miller

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Kalam Argument: Ed Miller
  1. Stage 1
    1. 1. There exists a world ( all of space and time)
      1. 2. It could not be the cause of itself. (this is because it would have to exist before itself to create itself and this is impossible).
        1. 3. it could not come from nothing.
          1. 4. It could not be an effect in an infinite series of cause and effects.
            1. 5. Therefore it must be caused by something outside space and time.
            2. Stage 2
              1. This argument can be formulated asa categorical syllogism.
                1. 1. all contingent beings depend for their existence on some uncause being.
                  1. 2. the cosos is contingent.
                    1. 3. the cosmos depends for its existence on some uncaused being.
                      1. NOTE: this uncaused being, just as Lane Craig states does not have to be God!
                      2. Miller is stating that an infinite regression is impossible, and that the cosmos has a beginning.
                        1. It is self contradictory to say that the world has existed for an infinite amount of time.
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