The whole Ontological Argument is too huge for here, so I'll just use one part of it: there can exist a being than which none greater is possible
So can there?
How would one describe a perfect being? Or are beings like numbers, no matter how great of one you can imagine, there is always one more?
(reminder of the rules - textbook stipulates an Abrahamic supreme being, meaning no scriptures can be used because they are not universal to all 3 faiths)
"there can exist a being than which none greater is possible" The difficulty I find with this issue is that it asks us to consider concepts that involve the entire possible universe, from a human perspective. The statement suggests that possibility is limited, and possibilities are limited on Earth because we have physical limitations here (the fish analogy represents this well). However, we don't know if there are limitations in all of the universe. Honestly, I think you end up with a circling argument; there are limitations on what is possible, ok than what are the limitations, we don't know, so if we don't know how can we know that limitations are possible, because if there aren't limitations what is next, we don't know.... Basically (sorry if that was rambling) we don't know the limitations without knowing what exists & we can't know what is possible without knowing the limitations.
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