Disagreeing on the second proof about God's existence

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I'm reading Rene Descartes "discourse on method" and I'm on part four. Which focuses on his two proofs of God's existence. I'm struggling a lot with creating a question and answering it on my own (opinion based). This is the proof I want to go against: "Descartes arrives at another proof of God's existence by way of geometry. He notes the certainty with which geometers can prove facts such as the fact that the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees. This is part of the essence of a triangle, and yet for all that, there is no assurance that one triangle actually exists in the world. When contemplating God, however, he recognizes that existence is as much an essential property of God's as having three angles that add up to 180 degrees is an essential property of triangles. God's existence is thus as certain as a geometric proof. Descartes remarks that people have difficulty with these proofs because they rely exclusively on their senses and imagination. God's existence can only be perceived by reason, and not by these other two faculties." 

Make a question that might be important/significant because you think Descartes is wrong, and you want your question to prompt him to change.What question would you ask? And I have to answer my own question well detailed paragraph, it's more like thinking outside the box but staying in topic. 

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