I am in dialog with someone online. They are posing some very challenging questions thoughts to my logical argument for miracles.
This is the argument I am working with:
Logical Argument for Miracles
Premise 1: All states of matter change over time
Premise 2: Fixed states of matter don’t exist
Premise 3: Changing states of matter can only be measured if there is a constant universal invariant absolute that we can measure
Argument 1: Matter changes over time continuously
Argument 2: Either all matter always existed or all matter began to exist
Argument 3: Matter began to exist at a specific point in time
Argument 4: The first cause of all matter must be based on a universal invariant absolute
Argument 5: The assumption of universal invariant absolutes assumes complete control over all matter for all time
Argument 6: There are at least 3 universal invariant absolutes dictating the universe at all times
Argument 7: The first cause of all matter must have all power over all matter at all times
Argument 8: There must be an intelligence behind the cause of all matter for matter to continue to function without error and this intelligence must have all knowledge of all matter for all times
Argument 9: The intelligence of all power over all matter for all times must be all present with all matter for all times
Argument 10: An all-powerful, all present, all knowing intelligence of all matter is behind all matter
Argument 11: An all powerful, all present, all knowing intelligence over all matter for all times is effectively God
Argument 12: God has all power, has all knowledge, and is all present over all matter for all times
Argument 13: Matter cannot measure itself completely due to there being at least 3 things dictating the universe at all times because of the chaos theory
Argument 14: If humans are made of matter then they cannot fully measure matter
Argument 15: God changes matter humans cannot measure
Argument 16: God effectively does miracles because He does things we cannot understand
Some questions I am currently dealing with are:
Why isn’t God a brute fact?
How can I show matter is in constant motions without referring to individual experience?
Why is it necessary for matter to continually change?
How do I counter “cyclical dependence”?
How do I present my arguments in light of it being possible God doesn’t exist in the first place? The thought here is, “Is it possible NOT-God exists?” If so, how do I argue against that? How do I argue against “God is a possibility, but I don’t have to believe in it”?
How do I combat the idea of entropy in the universe?
How can I argue common sense is a good argument? Problems with the details in that there is always more to explain.
“Why does it have to be intelligent? Why can’t it be ‘blind power’?”
I think that is most of them.
Thanks for any answers.