All I'm saying is that the idea of monotheistic God is an accident of a very brief period of recent human history, which itself is extremely brief in the context of geologic history, and although the idea of God is meaningful to some of us, it has no sense without us — Izat So
I don't know how "independent" they are. Seem to be very closely related in geography and in time and in culture — Izat So
I think that the argument from causality for a first cause is so obvious that it will have occurred to many people across the ages. Aristotle mentions it, St Thomas Aquinas goes to town on it; surely it will have occurred in other cultures too? A first cause for causality naturally leads to some sort of creator God, which leads eventually to monotheism.
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The idea of monotheism arose independently in different human cultures. It is quite a natural idea to look at creation and wonder who made it. I think that aliens will also believe in a monotheistic deity of some sort; it makes sense from metaphysical arguments like the argument from causation etc... These arguments are just logical and transcend any particular culture. — Devans99
Why would we bother to counter theistic arguments with metaphysical themed arguments if history, anthropology and cosmology more than suffice? — Izat So
Causality absolutely requires a first cause.
Take an example; the break off shot in pool is the first cause of the pack scattering around the table. Take away the break off (=first cause) and nothing happens.
All instances of causality are inverted pyramids with the first cause being the pointy end and now being the ever growing base of the pyramid.
To deny the above is to deny common sense and much of science. — Devans99
scientific researchers are indisputably successful overall at testing and applying what they discover and building on the discoveries of previous generations of scientists. — Izat So
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