There is a God

In reading Sextus Empiricus’ Selections from the Major Writings on Skepticism, Man and God, I found myself questioning whether Sextus was wondering who he was, why he was here and was there a purpose to his life? Even though Sextus did not ask these questions directly of himself, he hints towards this notion with his argument on the true nature of external objects. He also questioned being able to accurately know right and wrong. But to me, his biggest question was the existence of God or Gods in his time.
Sextus questions the existence of God through every means possible. He questions whether God is tangible (175). Then if God is tangible, is he in harmony with nature (176); is he ...

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judgment and in turn a state of mental suspense. However, I believe, in questioning the existence of God, Sextus does not limit himself to just one mode but in fact uses all of them. One can see this in the numberless questions that he asks throughout this writing.
Trying to argue on just one of Sextus’ arguments about the existence of God is difficult and truly cannot be done in any matter to give it full justice, hence why we still have philosophers today deciphering his writings. His arguments are intertwined. Therefore, one argument cannot be discussed without bringing another argument into place. Case in point, if one uses the argument on senses, well-then the argument of things being tangible comes into play. If things are tangible, well-then, perception takes hold. Sounds and tangible qualities affect the relative senses. It almost seems like Sextus would rather live in the complicated world where there is no end, simply just a loop that ties everything back to things ...

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Added: 4/27/2011 10:00:45 PM
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