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Unformatted text preview: mover is no longer in motion, who is to say that that deity is still the first mover? In this way, from Aquinas argument, there is the potential for any number of Gods. There could also only be two Gods in this way in that one is always the mover and the other the moved. Aquinas seems to have proven that there is indeed somewhere between two and a multitude to Gods existing currently, otherwise the world and its happenings would not be in motion i.e. existence. The chain reaction mentioned earlier is still happening so inherently there are still Gods pushing this to happen. However, this is only true if we discover things which we dont think have a cause e.g. miracles. If everything that happens can be traced to physical, known causes, then Gods dont have to exist. They merely had to exist to get the chain reaction started, but this does not seem to be what Aquinas explains....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course PHL 211 taught by Professor Schueller during the Spring '10 term at Miami University.
- Spring '10