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In the 11th century, Anselm of Canterbury proved the existence of God. His proof was an attempt at proving God out of pure logic- an a priori proof, or a proof that uses intuition or reason only. It goes like this:
- Imagine a being that has the property that no other thing is greater. This is God
- To exist is greater than not existing.
- Therefore God must exist. Otherwise, God would not be the greatest.
- I have a clear picture of God in my mind, and whatever I have in my mind is a true attribute to that thing in my mind.
- I perceive the necessary existence of God.
- Therefore God exists.
- Steve is the most likable guy in the universe, and he also hands bags of money to Jim when he runs into Jim.
- Steve cannot be likable if he does not exist.
- Therefore, Steve exists.
If you see Steve, please direct him my way.