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The Search for God in Eight Chapters In Eight Chapters by Maimonides there seems to be a lot of confusion when dealing with the existence of God and mans perception of him Maimonides was trying to provide a strong basis for the belief that God was above man but instead he only succeeds in stating obvious facts that fail to show a complete understanding of the subject Maimonides does admit to the fact that metaphysics has yet to correctly identify exactly what God is Are God and knowledge one Maimonides espouses that metaphysics has already explained the fact that God does not know by means of knowledge nor is he alive by means of life such that he and knowledge are two different things like man and his knowledgeEthical Writings of Maimonides94 This means humans are the only ones to discover and learn through knowledge and exist in a certain life God does neither of these things Maimonides continues to say that if God were known through knowledge there would necessarily be multiplicity and the eternal things would be multiple-God the knowledge by which He knows the life by which He is alive the power by which he is powerful and likewise with all of his attributes94 One cannot even try to imagine a God so great that he is incomprehensible and it seems to me that this would not or should not be the God embraced and praised in Christianity Why would it be that we were created in Gods image and yet were are so below him that nothing about him is comprehensible to us In all his supreme power why would he create us with such meager minds and bodies It seems that this supreme being that Maimonides has envisioned in order to support the fact that God is beyond comprehension is more than just mysterious Maimonides fails to address any type of these arguments and merely says that this proof
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