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Saint Thomas Aquinas Argument For The Existence Of God

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In Saint Thomas Aquinas argument the second way, Aquinas argues for the existence of God, making use of efficient causes and premises to help us conclude that God exists. In the following words I would argue that Saint Thomas Aquinas’s argument formulated in the second way leads to a valid argument, which concludes that there must be a first cause and that God exists.
Aquinas second way is an argument that God is the first cause and he is essential to everything on earth because nothing would have the power to fuel its self without the intermediate cause which is God. An example is a painter using a paintbrush to paint as he moves his hand, paint is applied on the wall but if he stops, the paint would not fly from the brush to the wall, stopping
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The first premise of my argument is, there has never been the case in our lives were a thing was the efficient cause of its self. This premise says that nothing can be the cause of itself and thus it cannot have existed before it has existed. An example is a cup made of plastic, the cup is not its first efficient cause since it cannot create its self. The cup was created by a human who is the first efficient cause, he used a machine and plastic which are intermediary causes leading to the ultimate cause, the plastic…show more content…
The objection addressed the validity of the argument which had the premise 1, nothing is the efficient cause of itself except God and premise 2, a chain of causes cannot be infinite. The argument thus concludes there must be a first cause. This conclusion agrees with my thesis that Saint Thomas Aquinas’s argument formulated in the second way leads to a valid argument, which concludes that there must be a first cause and that God
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