A Defense of Classical Theism

Martin over at the Rocket Philosophy blog has a most interesting series defending classical theism: “This is the view that there is an all-knowing, all-powerful God who is the creator and sustainer of everything that exists, and that human beings have immortal souls. No particular religion is argued for, although Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all try to claim it as their own.”

Atheists often talk about how successful science is and try to play science off against religion. But if we can show that the metaphysics underlying science lead logically to the conclusion that God exists, then we can deflect the attack from the atheist and make a counter-argument that, as admirers of science, they should seriously consider believing God exists. Martin’s argument is built upon Aristotelian and Thomistic metaphysics. Those are the philosophers (Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas) you want to study if this line of argument intrigues you. Martin’s posts are not exhaustive by any means.


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