"Our sense of goodness presupposes the existence of God". Analyse and evaluate this claim with reference to the moral argument for the existence of God.

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Title: "Our sense of goodness presupposes the existence of God". Analyse and evaluate this claim with reference to the moral argument for the existence of God.
 
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If you were to share Kant's assumptions, it would become necessary to assume that there is a God. Although Kant's argument is indeed notable, there are a number of criticisms. Firstly, it does not prove the God of classical theism, for if summum bonum can be achieved by humans, then it means that not only God can, and he is not omnipotent...
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Secondly, Kant makes the enormous assumption that virtue must be rewarded by happiness, but gives nothing to back up why this has to be the case. It is like saying that salt and vinegar must go together on chips, but as they can't in this life, there must be an afterlife where this can happen, such an assumption seems absurd...
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