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As I walked slowly down the hall to the classroom, I was deep in thought about the topic of today's lecture: The Cosmological Argument, the argument from First Cause for the existence of God.
You mean he thought that God exists because everything has a cause and causes can't go on forever and the first cause is God?
So there must be a first cause, and this first cause is God.
Even if there couldn't be an infinite series of causes and there has to be First Cause, does the first cause have to be God, an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good being?
Well," I added with hesitation, "Why does the first cause have to be God?
The only thing that argument might prove is that there is a first cause but not necessarily God?

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