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A.J. Ayer - Paragraph C

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Transcript of A.J. Ayer - Paragraph C

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Paragraph 3 explains the idea of a personal 'God' beyond our observation is also untelligible.
- This doesn't make sense
- This 'God' cannot be verified.
- Suggestive that God is not a Genuine name.
Elaborate on Ayer's ideas of 'God being meaningless
- God is said to have super empirical attributes
- that is just associated with God's character
- However this notion in itself is of no meaning to us
because we cannot see or test for these attributes.
Link to other Scholars
Swinburne's aesthetic arguement
- 'Although A.J. Ayer suggests we cannot know of God directly through his association with the natural world. Other Scholars may refute that. Swinburne could argue that we could know of God's existence indirectly reflects the beauty and power of God' work.

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A.J. Ayer - Paragraph C
Ayer mainly uses this paragraph to explain how 'God' is not a real name. He likens it to suggesting that it the language is likned to natural objects (things within our realm we might mean something of that language. However this takes away from the true idea of 'God'. A true God runs from outside controlling nature than being a part of it.
However one that is beyond our observation is untelligible, rendering it meaningless.
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