This paper summarizes a few recent objections to various ontological arguments (OAs). I do not weigh one argument against another, nor offer defenses of OAs. This paper only highlights some objections to OAs to synthesize the information in one place. Opponents of the OA argue that despite the many attempts to strengthen Anselm’s original argument it can be shown that OAs fail to offer a theistic proof for God. It has been argued that OAs either offer premises that atheists do not accept, yield invalid results, or have conclusions that have no religious significance.
"Recent Objections of Ontological Arguments,"
Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion: Vol. 5
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/lujpr/vol5/iss1/1