Thomas Aquinas's A Cosmological View On The Existence Of God

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When it comes to the existence of God, there are many arguments. Some say that God does not exist while others try to explain how the universe was created. Saint Thomas Aquinas gives a cosmological view on whether God exists. In his article, Whether God Exists, he provides five arguments to support his view. The first article talks about motion. Just like the Myth of the Cave the prisoners used their senses to survive on a daily basis. Your senses prove that things are in motion. This shows the difference between potential and actual motion. One wants to know how something can move on its own. For example, a ball rolling down a hill. How does anything move on its own without something causing it to move? Is God moving it? Can God also be motion? The answer is such “anything should be both moved and mover, or should it move itself” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, 1911). The second argument is …show more content…
Natural things lack knowledge. There has to be a goal that is being achieved. We have to understand how the universe works and who is the designer? Was it God? One can argue that he was the overseer of the existence of life. Aquinas states that some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are ordained.
The strengths of all the arguments are that there cannot be a lot of causes to any one event. The concept is very simple, there needs to be more thought to whether God really does exist. As noted, there has to be some type of being created objects in order for them to exist in the universe. Whatever ever the cause, it is, there is also an effect on the outcome.
There is a weakness in the arguments, how does God exist? There has to be a cause or an infinite number of causes to allow this to happen. With this being said then the argument cannot be true. One can say that God permits evil to happen in the world. If so, then there would be some good to come out in the end. Therefore the cause of evil is good which the effect of a specific

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