Beauty as evidence for and against God’s existence

Reblogging out of interest, not necessarily agreement. As I reblog this, there are two comments in the comment section that I find interesting.

Philosophy of Religion blog

Over the past couple of centuries, there has been a lot of skepticism with regards to the concept of ‘objective’ beauty.

I must admit that I myself am skeptical that there is (or could be) such a thing as objective beauty. In other words, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Do you think Mozart is better than AC/DC? Well, that’s just like your opinion, man. Do you think Megan Fox is more beautiful than Jennifer Aniston? Cool story, bro. One might object that we don’t act like beauty is merely a matter of opinion, however, this argument isn’t any more convincing than the person who says we don’t act like morality is subjective (or that we don’t “act” like money has subjective value).

What this means is that once can’t argue from objective beauty to God’s existence, since it plausibly doesn’t exist (or it isn’t a fact…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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