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It is my view that God exists and I think that Aquinas first two ways presents a successful argument for the existence of God No doubt the arguments have weak points which are subjected to criticism but nonetheless in my opinion these propositions by Aquinas do indeed accomplish their purpose in establishing the existence of a Greatest Conceivable Being that is the unmoved mover and uncaused cause I believe that this ultimate Being is unchanging and started the universe time and all matter and concepts of existence In my view this Being is what we understand to be God St Thomas Aquinas recognized that there were some people who doubted the existence of God because to them logic did not allow for or explain Gods existence His first two ways are two proofs based on logic and observation of nature in proving Gods existence to those who could not accept or believe God on faith alone Aquinas first way is based on motion He calls it the most obvious way This first argument the Argument from Motion tries to prove the existence of God as the first mover which is unmoved Now it is certain as a matter of sense-observation that some things in this world are in motion Whatever is in motion Aquinas states is moved by something else Aquinas then defines one type of motion as the reduction of something from potentiality to actuality and says that nothing can make this movement except by something that is already in actuality in the same respect as the first object is in potentiality For example something that is actually hot like fire makes something that is potentially hot like wood to be actually hot In this way the fire moves and alters the wood Now it is not possible for the same thing to be at the same time and same respect in actuality and in potentiality For instance what is actually hot cannot simultaneously
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