Everyone believes in something
The argument that everyone believes in something is based on the human need for some unjustified beliefs. It also appeals to the need for some external source for what we belief. We effectively have a choice between existentialism and a God proving absolute meaning.
- "Everyone believes in something. No one can endure the stress and cares of life without faith in something that cannot ultimately be proven. [...] What is to be decided is what evidence we think is pertinent, how we are going to interpret that evidence, and who or what we are willing to believe in[?] "
Unjustified beliefs are a consequence of the Münchhausen trilemma, in which every belief rests on underlying beliefs. The infinite chain of beliefs is avoided by terminating in some axiomatic assumptions.
- Humans need to some unjustified beliefs to survive.
- Something needs to determine what is relevant to us, how to interpret the world and what to believe.
- That source is God.
It is asserted that we need an external source for what to believe or that the source should be God. It is a broken compass argument because every possible source of "what to believe" is on an equal footing in this argument and God is just one choice among many. God is not distinguished from the other possibilities by the argument.