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Of the three questions below, select and answer at least two (whichever you like).

1) select one of the arguments for the existence of God and explain why you do or do not find it convincing.

2) Consider the lyrics from a song called "Heaven" by the group "Live" and explain what you think is being said about proof for God and heaven. Would you call this song a kind of philosophical argument for God's existence? Why or why not?

I'll believe it when I see it for myself
I don't need no one to tell me about heaven
I look at my daughter, and I believe.
I don't need no proof when it comes to God and truth
I can see the sunset and I perceive

3) If God is all good, all-knowing, all-wise, and all-powerful, then how can there be evil in the world? What is your understanding of how Aquinas answers this problem of evil? There are, of course, many other explanations to the problem of evil in a world created by a good and all-powerful God. What explanation, if any, have you found most satisfying?

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Of the three questions below, select and answer at least two (whichever you like).

1) select one of the arguments for the existence of God and explain why you do or do not find it convincing.

2) Consider the lyrics from a song called "Heaven" by the group "Live" and explain what you think is being said about proof for God and heaven. Would you call this song a kind of philosophical argument for God's existence? Why or why not?

I'll believe it when I see it for myself
I don't need no one to tell me about heaven
I look at my daughter, and I believe.
I don't need no proof when it comes to God and truth
I can see the sunset and I perceive

3) If God is all good, all-knowing, all-wise, and all-powerful, then how can there be evil in the world? What is your understanding of how Aquinas answers this problem of evil? There are, of course, many other explanations to the problem of evil in a world created by a good and all-powerful God. What explanation, if any, have you found most satisfying?

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The arguments for the existence of God, as famously outlined in the five ways of Thomas Aquinas (in his Summa Theologica) were meant to provide a convincing proof for the existence of God. It was not original with Aquinas. From the very beginnings of Western Philosophy, Pre-Socratic philosophers argued for a transcendent being. This post examines these arguments in their merits and demerits.

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