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What is a good argument against Aquinas' 'Five Ways'?

 
 
ufotofu
 
Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 02:46 pm
Can't find a way around it! I do believe in a deity but how would an atheist object to Aquinas' view?
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kennethamy
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 03:18 pm
@ufotofu,
ufotofu;155294 wrote:
Can't find a way around it! I do believe in a deity but how would an atheist object to Aquinas' view?


You ought to read David Hume's Dialogues on Natural Religion. Aquinas presents five arguments for God ("five ways"). Which have you in mind?
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jgweed
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2010 06:36 am
@ufotofu,
It would help the discussion if a reference to the appropriate questions in the Summa were provided, or at the very least a brief outline-list were to be provided so everyone could understand the question.
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windy34
 
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Reply Fri 14 Oct, 2011 11:00 am
@ufotofu,
An atheist would object to Aquinas' view by saying just because something looks like it was created a certain way, and looks like there is a God behind it is not the same as proof there was a God behind it because we didn't see God create the universe, so if we didn't see it in action you can only guess to how it was done.
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