Knowledge of Angels - Study Guide Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Beneditx and Palinor are sitting outside their rooms at the Saracen's house, and Beneditx makes his first attempt to convince Palinor that God exists. He asks Palinor to imagine God in his mind, which Palinor says he does. Beneditx then believes he has triumphed, stating that if he can imagine something, it must be real.

Palinor laughs at that proof, and Beneditx doesn't reveal that Saint Thomas also believed this proof had no substance. Palinor says he would like to imagine a ship from Aclar coming to save him and have the ship appear, but that is unlikely to happen. Beneditx's proof does not connect with reality, Palinor says.

Trying to convince a doubter of the existence of God is different than convincing someone who has never doubted, Palinor says. In Aclar, Palinor and his friends often have discussions about God, and many of his friends believe...

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