Words of Wisdom:

"How you are now may be your parents fault, but if you stay that way its your fault." - Plaildloniart

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  • Date Submitted: 08/18/2011 06:06 PM
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Saint anselm- An ontological argument for the existence of God attempts the method of a priori proof, which uses intuition and reason alone.[1] The argument examines the concept of God, and states that if we can conceive of the greatest possible being, then it must exist.
Saint Thomas Aquinas- The first and plainest is the method that proceeds from the point of view of motion.
The second proof is from the nature of the efficient cause.
The third proof is taken from the natures of the merely possible and necessary
The fourth proof arises from the degrees that are found in things.
The fifth proof arises from the ordering of things for we see that some things which lack reason, such as natural bodies, are operated in accordance with a plan.
William Paley-The marks of design are too strong to be got over. Design must have had a designer. That designer must have been a person. That person is GOD.
Plaise Pascal- that even if the existence of God could not be determined through reason, a rational person should wager as though God exists, because living life accordingly has everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
Fr. Tenet- believed that there is one God, eternally existent in the three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Paul Tillich- "God does not exist. He is being-itself beyond essence and existence. Therefore to argue that God exists is to deny him."God is the symbol for God"
"The God of theism is dead"
Leo Tolstoy- God is that infinite All of which man knows himself to be a finite part.
God alone exists truly. Man manifests Him in time, space and matter.
Life is everything. Life is God. Everything changes and moves and that movement is God. And while there is life there is joy in consciousness of the divine. To love life is to love God.
William James- allows one to assume belief in God and prove His existence by what the belief brings to one's life.
Fredricks Nittzchie- God is dead; a new era of human creativity and achievement is at
hand

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