P| 1. I have an idea of God as a perfect infinite being.
P| 2. My idea of God must have a cause.
P*| 3. The only thing that could cause such an idea is God,
a perfect infinite being. .
1,2,3| 4. God, a perfect infinite being, exists.
P| 5. A perfect being could not be a Deceiver.
4,5| 6. God is not a Deceiver.
P| 7. IF God had created me so that things seemed clear & distinct and intuitively true to me even though they were false, THEN God would be a Deceiver.
6,7| 8. What seems clear & distinct and intuitively true to me is not false.
• Objections: why does it have to be god. Could be something else(aliens, natural causes). In order to prove argument have to prove that god exists, and you haven't done that
• Arguments threatened by circularity. Trying to show things you're aware of by using logic. Trying to use logic to prove logic
• Argue that there is a god. Not going to trick you. Argument for direct realism.