Thomas Aquinas' Five Ways

Thomas Aquinas' Five Ways - Kate Price MWF-230 Thomas...

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Kate Price MWF-230 Thomas Aquinas’ Five Ways Reading Response Study Questions 1. The two objections that are often given to deny the existence of God. The first objection is, if God existed, his name in itself inspires infinite goodness, therefore no evil should be able to exist, however evil does exist, which means God does not exist. The second objection is that everything that we can observe in our natural world can be traced back to one principle, nature, not God. All voluntary or manmade things can be traced back to human reason or will. 2. Aquinas solutions to these two objections are that it is said in the person of God: I am who I am, also Thomas Aquinas states he can prove the existence of God in five ways. 3. Thomas Aquinas states five ways to prove the existence of God. The first way states that everything is set in motion by a force. This cycle continues on, the first objects that were set in motion continuing to set other objects in motion. However, without the first force that set the original object in motion, there would have been continuing motion. This first force that set everything in motion is God.
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