Saint Thomas Aquinas: Proof Of The Existence Of God



Throughout the history of mankind there has been one question which has plagued even (especially) the most philosophically minded people. This controversial issue centers around not only the belief in an omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient Overlord, but in the proof of the existence of this Supreme Being. In this paper, I shall undertake the task of providing one of the earliest and most concrete views supporting the existence of such a God, those of Saint Thomas Aquinas, but I shall first begin with a brief account of Godly beliefs before Saint Thomas.
There has never been a period in human history where Man has not held a belief in a more powerful presence which either guided, foretold, ...

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Egyptians, Greeks and Romans have been well-documented. All three of these ancient societies believed in numerous Gods, who each held domain over certain aspects of that particular culture. These Beings were represented as being somewhat human, extremely powerful, and sometimes at odds with one another - even to the point of warring between themselves.
The rise of Christianity led to many new ideas about the nature of God. The Christians developed an off-shoot version of Judaism, which popularized the belief in only one God, who was more powerful than the combined strength of all of the Roman Gods put together. This new God was also a loving and caring Overlord, who taught the values of turning the proverbial cheek, and loving everybody - even the heathens and non-believers - as though they were your own brother. This new God needed to be defended against all critics as well as placed upon a pedestal in order for the rest of the world to see the supreme power that it held, so the ...

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