Thomas Aquinas

What are the five arguments Thomas Aquinas gives?

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1. The Argument from Motion/Movement: nothing moves by istself.

2.Argument from Causation (creation) and Existence: nothing can be the cause of itself.

3. Argument from Contingent and Necessary Objects: contingent beings are dependent upon one another. That which is not contingent upon anything else....must be God.

4. Argument from Degrees and Perfection: Quality is judged in the universe against that which is perfection. Nothing comes close to perfection, except God.

5. Argument from Intelligent Design: There is an observable order and pattern in nature, which cannot have happened randomly. Therefore, it was created by a divine intelligence.