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The Argument from consensus or Argument from common consent can be summarized as follows.

"Throughout the world, in all lands, people believe in some God. And not just now, but in the past, a belief in some God was a very common part of daily life. So the person who denies that God exists is opposing the common consent of all of humanity, that God exists. Who are we to oppose such an enormous consensus? Therefore, God exists."

This argument has a number of problems.

These problems have led to argument from common consent being considered an interesting historical perspective on, but not a strong rationalization for, the existence of God.

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