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The Gods In todays times religion is something that much of the worlds population believes in Gods whether people believe in one or many are seen as superior beings in which we can worship However I have recently learned a new way in seeing Gods from the viewpoint of Aristotle Whatever is in motion is moved by some cause If the moving cause is itself in motion then it must be moved by some other causethe nature of every natural object is an unmoved movereach eternal unmoved mover is a god Robinson 52 As stated in the text this is how Timothy Robinson sums up Aristotles view of a god In other words he is saying that everything is in motion and that motion is eternal That eternal motion has a cause and that cause has a cause which is moved by an unmoved mover This unmoved mover or cause is seen as a god For Aristotle Gods are not religious the way that we see them For him they are the most valuable things next to metaphysics and The Soul Aristotle feels that he needs the Gods to exist because the whole notion of them are a scientific problem prior to the 1600s The question always was What keeps the universve running He needs an answer to this so the Gods play that role they function as an explanation Before the 1600s the earth was seen to be the center of the universe All around the earth was spherical and stationary in other words nothing rotated The planets and the moon are within the spherical shape as well as the sphere of the fixed stars All of the items in the sky remain fixed with the exception of the five planets Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter and Saturn Each night the planets move slightly which is the motion of the spheres that you want to know about How the Gods move the spheres
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