Reflex wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:53 am
You do realize, don’t you, that you just acknowledged the possibility of God in the tradition of classical theism? That you contradicted about 90% of everything you’ve ever said? The scholastics of medieval Europe were very good at working out what an infinite God entails. It’s hard to imagine that they were unaware of the constrains space-time puts on perfection.
Objection 1. It seems that perfection does not belong to God. For we say a thing is perfect if it is completely made. But it does not befit God to be made. Therefore He is not perfect.
Objection 2. Further, God is the first beginning of things. But the beginnings of things seem to be imperfect, as seed is the beginning of animal and vegetable life. Therefore God is imperfect.
Objection 3. Further, as shown above (I:3:4), God's essence is existence. But existence seems most imperfect, since it is most universal and receptive of all modification. Therefore God is imperfect. — Thomas Aquinas
I aware there are theists who accept an imperfect God due to ignorance or argument in the case of Thomas Aquinas as you have claimed [any reference for this?].
There are many theists who believe in a range of empirical based gods [Neptune, monkey, elephant god, etc.] but when pushed they will end up with the ontological God of perfection as there is no other way to strengthen the necessary psychological security.
My point is when one accept a lesser than perfect God, then they are vulnerable to be insecure when there is a greater god than their less perfect God.
Note the Quran claims Allah is the greatest God of all [absolutely perfect] and more superior to the Christian God as claimed in the current corrupted Bible.
There is no way the Christians [2 billion] will accept their God as inferior.
Thus they will have to claim the ceiling limit of an absolutely perfect God which no other God can dominate it to kiss ass.
In this case it is logical [to me a fact] the majority of theists will end up with an absolutely perfect God that simple logic is presented to them.
I don't believe Thomas Aquinas will accept his God [being imperfect] as inferior and thus by reason can be forced the kiss the ass of the absolutely perfect dominant Islamic God.
Thus logically when cornered Thomas Aquinas by logical necessity will have to claim his God is absolutely perfect just as Decartes and St. Anselm has done.
Note this from:
God is Perfect
Despite the objections, it seems that Aquinas accept God is perfect.
20: What are the 8 attributes of God?
St Thomas Aquinas, in the first part of his Summa Theologica, after having enumerated five proofs for the existence of God, proceeds to outline and explicate his attributes, of which Thomas says He has eight:
1) Simplicity, 2) perfection
, 3) goodness, 4) infinity, 5) ubiquity, 6) immutability, 7) eternity, and
https://pintswithaquinas.libsyn.com/20- ... cEKWXku.99