God In Terms Of Motion Essay

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God In Terms Of Motion


I have chosen to write St. Thomas Aquinas' proof citing motion as proof of the existence
of God. Although I must admit to being a little confused the wording, I see it as being in
terms of ability too, act of, and the first to act.


The ability too, is the potential of the object to act. This potential cannot be converted
to the act unless acted upon by another object already in the state of action. An example,
as used in the book, of the object that would be considered to have potentiality would be
wood, it is potentially hot. This wood cannot become hot until that which is hot, the
fire, acts upon it. When this meeting occurs the action of the wood becoming hot is a
movement or change in the object.


The object in the act of in the above mentioned example is the fire. It is in the state of
action. The fire is the initiator of the woods action. It transfers its energy to the wood
allowing the wood to fulfill its potential.


In this case, or any other, neither the object that has the ability too nor the object in
the state of action can be the first to act. The wood cannot be the first to act, as it is
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