I’m turning this in in 8 hours. Love life.
OK, St. Thomas, here’s the thing: I appreciate your efforts and all, but to be honest you haven’t proved anything. Don’t get me wrong, I know what you were trying to do. Who doesn’t want to prove that God exists? I mean, the Catholic Church made you a Saint for the work you did for them. Clearly you have the right intent at heart. But it doesn’t work that way. You, I, or anyone else can try to explain or convince people of the existence of God all we want, but what it comes down to is that God is not a thing or being as we know it.
What IS God? Who is God? God? Who knows. I don’t. I know what I think He is, and what I believe. I claim to have a deep faith in God, but I don’t know what God is. No one does. God is up for interpretation, and who is to say anyone is wrong? Sure, we have the Bible. But even that is up for interpretation. Did God really create the world as we know it in 6 days, and then just chill and admire his work on the 7th? Is that even possible? If God exists why wouldn’t it be possible? The answers to all of these questions are lost, somewhere, in a place we as humans will never reach. God is not something humans can understand. If we can “understand” it, it won’t be until we die and are a part of His world. Understanding God can be compared to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. God is on the outside, in the light. But as long as we are human and stuck in our material world, He will solely remain a shadow and nothing more.
Clearly, St. Thomas Aquinas isn’t buying this. So he tries to explain it. He uses 5 main theories to try to justify, rationalize, and explain God. They are: Motion, Cause, Possibility and Necessity, Gradation, and Governance.
I fully intend on explaining these, but I went to the Celtics playoff game last night with my buddy Dan instead of writing this paper. Priorities, my friend. Seeing as I am not getting any fortunate flood days, I am on a Celtics high, running out of Mountain Dew, its 3 am, and I am WAY to excited to go home for Easter and see my all my friends and family, this is the best you’re gonna get. So you, peer evaluator, are done. Thanks for your help and putting up with my snarky, sarcastic tone towards Tom. Ya, we’re on a first name basis.