To Move A Stone

“Choose one of the divine attributes discussed in lesson 127 and explain how Aquinas derives them.”

Say you had a stone and a stick. The stick can move the stone, so does that mean that the stick is the ultimate source of power to move the stone? No. Because you can’t move the stick without using your hand. If you lay the stick on the ground, it won’t move independently because your hand is the source of it’s motion and power. Does this mean that your hand is the ultimate source of power to move the stick, in order to move the stone? No. Because if your hand were apart from your body, it wouldn’t move independently. It moves the way you want it to because your mind is relaying commands to it. So, does this mean that your mind is the ultimate source of power to relay commands to your hand, to move the stick, in order to move the stone? Nope. Because, your mind wouldn’t have any power if God hadn’t breathed the breath of life into you when you were born. SO! Does that mean that God is the ultimate source of power to breathe life into your mind, to relay commands to your hand, to move the stick, in order to move the stone? Yes.

Western Civ. 130

 

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