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“The fifth way is taken from the manner in which things are directed or guided. We see some things that lack knowledge, namely natural bodies, working for the sake of a goal or end. This is clear from the fact that they always or often act in the same way to pursue what is best; and this shows that the reach their goal not by chance but from directedness. But things which do not have knowledge do not tend towards a goal unless they are guided by something with knowledge and intelligence, as an arrow is by the archer. Hence there is some intelligent being whom all natural things are directed to their goal or end; and this we call ‘God.’” This excerpt, “The Five Proofs of God,” was taken from “Summa Theologiae,” written by Thomas Aquinas. In this excerpt Aquinas sets out five proofs that he believes proves the existence of God. He bases
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