June 27, 2017

The Realest Things

An ontological argument is a philosophical argument for the existence of God that uses ontology, which is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence or reality. This song primarily deals with the specific argument formulated by Anselm of Canterbury.

“Which is greater: the artist’s idea of the painting or the painting itself as it really exists? Obviously the latter, for the painting itself not only exists in the artist’s mind, but in reality as well. Similarly, if God existed only in the mind, then something greater than him could be conceived, namely, his existing not only in the mind, but in reality as well.”
-William Lane Craig Reasonable Faith (95)

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
Hebrews 11:6 ESV


I’ve got a picture in my mind
I wanna make it come to life
But as my hand touches the page
That perfect image starts to fade
That perfect image starts to…

Maybe the realest things are things you can’t touch with your hands
The realest things are things you can’t see with your eyes
Maybe the realest things are things like hope and love and peace
The realest things are things you believe

The things that matter to me most
I can’t contain, I can’t control
If my worldly wealth went up in flames
I’d still dream my dreams and hold my faith

Maybe the realest things are things you can’t touch with your hands
(Can’t pick up off the ground)
The realest things are things you can’t see with your eyes
(They’re living in your mind)
Maybe the realest things are things like hope and love and peace
The realest things are things you believe

If something could be greater than God, it would be God
It would be God, it would be God

Maybe the realest things are things you can’t touch with your hands
(Can’t pick up off the ground)
The realest things are things you can’t see with your eyes
(They’re living in your mind)
Maybe the realest things are things like hope and love and peace
The realest things are things you believe

(c) 2017 Aryn Michelle and True Renaissance