How can someone really say that God doesn't exist? Have they ever been outside on a windy , rainy, or sunny day? Have they ever seen the sunrise, or set? Have they attempted to count the stars in the sky, or look closely at a grain of sand? Have they examined a leaf as it falls to the ground during autumn, or have they seen the majestic strength of the oceans waves? How could the world just assume that God isn't in any of these things that nature acts on “her” own. And who in the world is Mother Nature? (Please don’t tell me the mother of God, because I may just hurl)
There is this guy who attempted to prove God to unbelievers without using “well the bible says so..so NAH”, or “Actually, Rendering from to the Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2, Article 1 paragraph number 231…” and that guy was St. Thomas Aquinas, aka Doctor Universalis or Doctor Get-Your-Mind-Right. So I am going to break down St Thomas Aquinas’ Five Proofs. Mind you Dr. Get-Your-Mind-Right is deep, and I am not. So for the sake of this blog, we will tread water at the YMCA deep-end, and not attempt to go deep sea diving.
1st Proof: Argument from Motion
nothing can move itself, and each thing in motion is moved by something else.
Today while walking to work the breeze was something to embrace. But could you imagine how silly that would look, if I were to walk around hugging the air. It felt so good being covered by the wind as I traveled to the office. Where did this wind come from… “oh certainly not GOD” says the antagonistic sarcastic fictional Atheist I created in my head. I cannot just assume the wind came from nowhere, or just pawn it off on some coastal front or cold front from Canada making its way southbound. Though there maybe truth to the latter, it still has to have a mover.
Envision a new car, lets say a Lexus LS 600, flat black with 22” chrome and black rims that spin (not that I like that car or anything) And lets say that Lexus Ninja were to make its way to my drive way…let me change that…a protected bullet proof, bird proof, human proof glass garage. How would the car have gotten there? Well for one, maybe Pam hit the lotto and secretly got me that car for being an amazing husband and a tow truck dropped it off, ever so gently as to not disturb the artistically crafted luxury Toyota (a brother can dream right?) The car, unless an autobot, couldn’t get self-there unless it was moved by a mover. My imaginary Lexus fantasy mobile, couldn’t move it self unless it had a driver in the seat, except in rare occurrences where alien robots transform in to certain driveable automobiles, but even then they can’t do any of that without the matrix. Now for some of you smarty pants; a remote control may come to mind, like in Back to the Future, however, Doc was still behind the controls. Or for some of you more urban individual’s Ghost Riding the whip may come to mind, but again someone started the car, and placed it in neutral, and imprudently decided to walk along the car, as if it was a dog obeying the command, heel, and if anyone decided that Ghost Riding my Flat black, 22” chrome rimmed, Lexus LS 600 Ninja is a cool idea; you on some stuff that our Lord needs to rebuke, ASAP. A driver, whether a tow truck driver, or Pam herself needed to drive that car into my protected bullet proof, bird proof, human proof glass garage. In short, it can’t move unless it was moved!
Now, this doesn’t end here, but it does. There are 4 more proofs that we need to cover, and we will in this series called: Aquinas…SAY WHAT? So stay alert for new posts, and pray that one day a mover moves that Lexus LS 600, flat black with 22” chrome and black rims (that spin) into my life.
Oscar "Two Ten" Rivera is all about bringing the fire. Passionate, comedic, and driven to deliver the truth, the right way.