Weekly Assignment 01-24-12

Weekly Assignment 01-24-12 - Brenda Chan Weekly Assignment...

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Brenda Chan 01/24/12 Weekly Assignment Summaries : In “Five Ways” from Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas, he talks about reasons why God exsists. Aquinas claims that there are five ways to prove that God does, in fact, exist. The first way is that since there are some things in motion in our world and they get put in motion by another motion, then the first mover of everything must be God. Second, since everything has an efficient cause and nothing is the efficient cause of itself, then the very first efficient cause has to be God. Third, since all existent things rely on the existence of other things, then there must be one existent thing that is independent from other existent things, which has to be God. Fourth, since one can compare things to one another, then there must be a being that resembles the ultimate perfection and goodness (God). Finally, all natural things and their design to obtain such an end imply that God must be the reason for non-intelligent things to do such tasks. In “A Fine Tuning Argument: A Closer Examination” by David Talcott, he argues that
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