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The argument: - god is that being than which non greater can be imagined. Other things being equal, a being that exists is greater than one that does not exist. The fact that we define god as a being does not entail that god exists. A thing that exists is better than one that does not exist. A thing which exists in our minds exists in intellectu. A thing which exists in reality exists in re. God exists in intellectu, otherwise we can"t talk about him. A being that exists in re is greater than something that exists in intellectu. To be that being than which non greater can be imagined, god must exist in re. The fool hath said in his heart there is no god. A person who says that god does not exist is contradicting himself. The very idea of god requires that god exists.