The Christmasological Argument By Richard Carrier

Posted by Phil Ferguson on December 27th, 2010 – 1 Comment – Posted in atheists
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  1. Either the universe had a beginning or has always existed.
  2. Both science and logic entail the universe had a beginning.
  3. Therefore the universe had a beginning.
  4. Everything that has a beginning has a cause.
  5. Therefore the universe had a cause.
  6. Every cause must be either personal or mechanical.
  7. But every mechanical cause is by definition a part of the universe, and therefore no mechanical cause can have preceded the universe to cause it.
  8. Therefore the universe must have had a personal cause.
  9. Creating the universe is the greatest gift conceivable.
  10. The greatest gift conceivable can only have been given by the greatest gift giver conceivable.
  11. Santa Claus is by definition the greatest gift giver conceivable.
  12. Therefore, Santa Claus caused the universe to exist.
  13. Therefore, Santa Claus exists.
  1. Shawn says:

    Love it, love it, love it.

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