Ontology and ontological argument

Ontology is the inquiry into what exists. The ontological argument is the affirmation in philosophy of the existence of God.

The affirmation of the existence of God is stated and can only be stated without proof and is taken to be a priori, that is, given.

Given that God is beyond our common senses, we have only the concept and the term of God for which to “know” of its existence.

Appeal to The Book or The Church again is only an appeal to something else, other than God. The book about God and his works is a book, and not God itself. Again, the institutional structures of Church is only the physical objects and places of the institution, and not God itself.

Much of the problem of the ontological argument is therefore one of taking the various concepts of God and religion to be existent objects themselves.

In this way, the ontological argument is therefore a misappropriation of the philosophical discourse for a religious one. It is here that philosophy must retake the narrative that from religion, again, to keep philosophy as philosophy and religion as religion. God has no place in philosophical discourse other than in the discourse of ontology, that is, about what does and does not exist. And if it does not exist, then, what is it.

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