Friday, June 5, 2009

Natural Proof for God’s Existence: Gradation of Being

Is God real or is he simply a made-up crutch for people who can’t deal with reality? I suggest that there is plenty of evidence from nature and science to show the existence of God. Let’s Start with St. Thomas Aquinas’ five Ways (or proofs) for the existence of God.

The fourth Way is that all beings can be graded or judged as better or worse. Across civilizations, stealing has been considered “bad” while bravery is considered “good”. Anthropologists have not found a civilization that honored the most cowardly warriors. This isn’t merely a social convention; it spans the human experience.

The fact that some things can be judged means there is some perfect standard to judge against. If something is “bad” then it must be bad compared to something. The ultimate touchstone for this judgment is God.

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