Aquinas's Five Ways To Prove To God Exist Essay

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Arguments attempting to prove the existence of God have a tendency to embrace an immensity in their nature. Many humans have always longed an explanation of how a God could exist, as well as, how the universe could have come into existence without God. Fascinatingly, pondering these questions remains necessary to this day. Aquinas’ arguments in Five Ways to Prove that God Exists, are no exception. One of his arguments, an argument of causation, creates bold claims for the existence of some kind of supreme being. This claims are also somewhat hard to counter, for many reasons. Aquinas’ argument from causation, is an imperfect, but still brilliant example of deduction. When simplified, the argument is as follows: Some events cause other events, so if an event happens then it must be caused by something outside itself. Thus, there can be no infinite chain of cause and events. Therefore, God exists, as there must be a first uncaused cause. This argument is deductive, as it takes a premise and attempts to prove …show more content…
However, one flaw in Aquinas’ reasoning, is embedded in the argument itself. In claiming that no event can occur without a cause, Aquinas sets the stage for his deductive argument. Yet, inserting the idea that there must be an “uncaused cause” in the middle of his argument, seems contradictory. For this reason, Despite the contradiction, the grand scale of Aquinas’ argument certainly makes it persuasive. The argument is more persuasive than it is valid and sound. At this time, no human can claim to have overwhelming evidence that the timeline of the universe is infinite, and even if the timeline cannot be infinite, there is no evidence for things that pre-date the known universe. Due to these facts, Aquinas’ argument is a persuasive answer to a seemingly unanswerable question. Therefore, the flaws in his argument do not invalidate

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