I read a little philosophy paper refuting Aquinas’ proof of God as the “ultimate cause,” preferring the explanation that “physical matter is the ultimate cause.” It’s standard sophomoric philosophy taking potshots at the stereotypical strawman he seems to have mistaken for the Judeo-Christian tradition of God. While he makes a convincing argument for “physical matter as a better absolute cause than God,” he works only on the level that God is a mere philosophical abstraction who can only be proven by the semantic logic of causal progression. Fortunately, we have other sources of objective and experiential evidence which, with a mustard-seed-size dose of faith, have proven God to be overwhelmingly real to Christians around the world through the ages.
Wow. Theological epistemology in compound-complex sentences. Life is good.