Back in September, Pruss posted an interesting argument from forgiveness that I think is worth pondering. It's reprinted below (click here to go to the original post, which includes follow-up comments).
- (Premise) If one has done a wrong, one ought to ask someone for forgiveness of it.
- (Premise) If God does not exist, there are some wrongs (e.g., the murder of someone who has no friends or relatives) that one cannot appropriately ask anyone for forgiveness of.
- (Premise) If one ought to do something, then one can appropriately do it.
- Therefore, if God does not exist, there are some things one ought to do but cannot appropriately do. (By 1 and 2).
- Therefore, God exists. (By 3 and 4).