Friday, December 10
... when a Thomistic teaching rears its head.
Thomas believed that, after a lifetime of studying philosophy, it would be possible to prove the existence of God. That is why his 5 proofs are often brushed a side -- they are merely an outline or a sketch of this life-long philosophical pursuit. To conclusively prove God's existence, one must actually spend a lifetime considering all the points involved in his quick sketches of a proof for God.
However, rationally, philosophy cannot prove too much more than that some Godly figure must exist. Not the trinity, certainly not the Incarnation, infact, not much at all. Deism, perhaps.
Now one of Britain's most famous atheist philosophers, after a lifetime of study, Announces He Believes in God. More or less.