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From Wikpedia on Quinas, the Five Ways. Anyhow here they are:

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Aquinas felt that the existence of God is neither self-evident nor beyond proof.
In the Summa Theologiae, he considered in great detail five rational
proofs for the existence of God. These are widely known as the quinquae viae, or the "Five Ways."

Concerning the nature of God, Aquinas found that the best approach, commonly called the via negativa, is to consider what God is not. This led him to propose five positive statements about the divine qualities:[17]

1. God is simple, without composition of parts, such as body and soul, or matter and form.
2. God is perfect, lacking nothing. That is, God is distinguished from other beings on account of God's complete actuality.
3. God is infinite. That is, God is not finite in the ways that created beings are physically, intellectually, and emotionally limited. This infinity is to be distinguished from infinity of size and infinity of number.
4. God is immutable, incapable of change on the levels of God's essence and character.
5. God is one, without diversification within God's self. The unity of God is such that God's essence is the same as God's existence. In Aquinas's words, "in itself the proposition 'God exists' is necessarily true, for in it subject and predicate are the same."

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Aquinas proof of God in Five Ways 127 Citizen Attorney 22-Feb-07 01:41
Re: Aquinas proof of God in Five Ways 109 Ghia 22-Feb-07 02:14
Here are the Five Ways 93 Citizen Attorney 22-Feb-07 02:52
Re: Here are the Five Ways 92 Raja 22-Feb-07 21:14
Re: Here are the Five Ways 86 Avatar 13-Jul-07 20:46
Re: Here are the Five Ways 90 Raja 13-Jul-07 22:16
Re: Here are the Five Ways 77 Joyeuse 05-Mar-08 08:23
Physics proof of God in one way :))))))) 88 Astikapati 22-Feb-07 03:39
Re: Physics proof of God in one way :))))))) 52 Ghia 22-Feb-07 14:55
Re: Physics proof of God in one way :))))))) 100 Farseeker 22-Feb-07 22:27
Is the Universe digital? I'm not buying that. 81 come on pilgrim 23-Feb-07 01:17
Re: Aquinas proof of God in Five Ways 103 David L 22-Feb-07 21:34
Re: Aquinas proof of God in Five Ways 89 Farseeker 22-Feb-07 22:23
All Things Desire 82 Raja 04-Mar-08 21:30


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