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The existence of God is explained differently in Anselms Ontological Argument and the five ways of Thomas Aquinas Anselm relies less on his senses to come up with an explanation of the existence of God where Aquinas depends on his senses and the natural environment around him Anselm goes about proving Gods existence by disproving the fact that he doesnt exist which is a different way of approaching things This is the total opposite of Aquinas who goes head on to the argument of gods existence saying that things cannot exist without something else making them exist In essence Aquinas says that in order for anything to occur weather it be creation or just the start of a chain of dominoes when the occurrence of that is traced back to the original reason it happened it is traced back to a being that was the first mover and that first mover is understood to be God Aquinas introduces his proof in an interesting way He starts off by disproving his own thoughts then in the end reproving them In that he answers questions that might be asked of if he just stated his proof Anselm leaves himself open to more questions than Aquinas does because he does not provide solid answers to questions that arise Anselm keeps referring to the fact that if it can be imagined it can exist where Aquinas says God has to exist because there is nothing else that could be the first mover or the first being They are similar in that they both try to give reasoning from the physical world of why god must exist Anselm tries to depnd more on the human mind than on anything else He could go more in depth like Aquinas does in explaining proof with a few different things Aquinace uses the theory of the first mover then the theory of the first cuase the one receiving nothing from another perfection and
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