Moving on to a new idea to disscuss I offer “The Prime Mover”
Our Present position, then, is this: We have argued that there always was motion and always will be motion throughout all time, and we have explained what is the first principle of this eternal motion: we have explained further which is the primary motion and which is the only motion that can be eternal: and we have pronounced the first movement [or “Prime Mover”] to be unmoved. -Aristotle, Physics, Book VIII, chapter 9
What Aristotle is ultimently saying is that every change or motion traces back to one uncaused, cause or one unmoved, Mover. An illustration: I am writing this article because I want to get people thinking, including myself? This in turn is caused by my annoynace of apathy in our generation, not saying that this is unique to our generation. This is caused becasue of the reality of the apathy in parts of our generation. This is because… “This final cause, this perfection, is one and the same with the Prime Mover, whose perfection is expressed by the fact that it neither changes nor moves…Aristotle also had a metaphyscial view of the PM: Being perfect, it must be the same as “thought” (philosophy). Finally, Aristotle took the PM theologically. As the source of animation, the PM must itself be animate; as thought, it must constantly think. If it thought about the shifting, imperfect things of this world, its thoughts, following their objects, would also be chanble and imperfect. But as the PM is perfetion itslef, this is impossible. Therefor the PM is thought that thinks about itslef, perfection that considers its own perfection. What else could this be but God?”- Michael Macrone
Did the existance of God just become proven logically useing pagon philosophy? Though the rythem is convincing, such that it for time convinced St. Thomas Aquanis as proof of God, it relies on assumption. The most resaonable of reason and logic usually end in God but still relies on assumptions. The truth is despite Aristotle’s words if you believe in God he must still be taken by faith, at least for now. My expeiances have led me to know God, and that itself is proof for me. But is there a way to prove God, not that I have yet found. Peace.