There are many different conceptions of God, and endless questions. Credit: Waiting For The Word, CC BY-NC-SA
By Graham Oppy, Monash University
Disputes about the existence of God — like most disputes about religion, politics, and sex — almost always generate heat but not light.
The question of the existence of God seems intractable. As with other philosophical questions, there is no method to follow in seeking to answer it. Moreover, there is no prospect of reaching an agreed answer to it.