The Kalām Cosmological Argument, the Big Bang, and Atheism

Acta Analytica 31 (3):323-335 (2016)

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John J. Park
California State University, Sacramento
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While there has been much work on cosmological arguments, novel objections will be presented against the modern day rendition of the Kalām cosmological argument as standardly articulated by William Lane Craig. The conclusion is reached that this cosmological argument and several of its variants do not lead us to believe that there is inevitably a supernatural cause to the universe. Moreover, a conditional argument for atheism will be presented in light of the Big Bang Theory.
Keywords Philosophy of religion  Metaphysics  Philosophy of physics  Big Bang Theory  God’s existence  Atheism
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-015-0273-9
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