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Unformatted text preview: Fahad Saleh Cosmological Argument As a theist and a critic of Saint Anslems ontological argument, Saint Aquinas felt a necessity to provide his own argument for the existence of God. As such, Aquinas put forth his own case in which he argues the existence of God on the basis of the existence of a first cause. Aquinas maintains that everything has a cause: the mother gives birth to the child; the watchmaker constructs the watch, and the capitalist founds the corporation. Nonetheless, Aquinas qualifies this claim, noting that no entity may cause itself; Aquinas asserts that some external force must cause the existence of the entity. No entity can bring itself into being because the act of creation requires a creator and as the entity does not exist prior to its creation, it cannot serve as the creator. Aquinass claim may lead to the conclusion that an infinite series of causation exists, but such a conclusion would be mistaken. For an infinite series of causation to occur, there must be such a conclusion would be mistaken....
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- Fall '06