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Five Ways

God Exists: An Overview of the First Way

I have already mentioned that Aquinas summarized five proofs for the existence of God. All of these proofs are deductive and begin with some obvious empirical fact about the world. The first way argues that God exists because he is the explanation for change in the world. It is a simple sounding argument that proves the existence of God from the fact that at least one thing changes in the world. T...

Does God Exist?

Most people believe that God does exist. In a survey of Americans in 2006, 94% said that they believed in the existence of God. However, it is unlikely that these people have an argument for God’s existence. It is also unlikely that they know much at all about what God is like. In the medieval period, the philosopher-theologian Aquinas dealt with this problem by expanding an argument for God’s exi...