24 Burst results for "Thomas Aquinas"

The Scientific Basis for a Life of Purpose With Dr. Stephen Iacoboni

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:01 min | Last month

The Scientific Basis for a Life of Purpose With Dr. Stephen Iacoboni

"I'm talking to doctor Stephen Jacob boni, who is the author of a brand new book called telos, the scientific basis for life of purpose and doctor Jacobo. You were just talking about the meaning of the word tell us and how everywhere we look in nature, we see that things are designed for a purpose or I guess the other word for that is an end. Everything has an end. There are different ways the words can be used, but that's what the word tell us means. Right, it is, it means the end, as it was intended. In other words, even though Christ was 300 years away from appearing on earth at the time of Aristotle, an Aristotle was mostly ideas, he realized that the world was made of things living things who were designed with everything about them for a purpose. So if you look at your dog or you look at a horse and whiskers and eyelids and their ears have a funnel, here's the way they are because it funnels the sound in. And height lids are there to keep things from getting in your eyes. And he, as a pure biologist, realized these things didn't happen by accident, nature or whatever you want to call it, designed life so that the end would come out the way it was supposed to. So as St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas said, as the acorn becomes a tree and not a bush or a shrub, everything is comes out as it intended. So tea those means to end as it was intended. And the importance of that is that, as you know, and you point out in your book, the scientific atheism argument is things appear attended, like the sun appears to go around the earth, but the science really says that everything on earth, including our lives, is an accident. There is no God, and we aren't just alone in the universe. That's the most devastating lie tiled by anybody at any time. And it is destroying our culture.

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2500 Years Ago, Aristotle Articulated What We're Living Through Now

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:13 min | 4 months ago

2500 Years Ago, Aristotle Articulated What We're Living Through Now

"So Aristotle, 2500 years ago. I think better articulates part of what we are living through right now than even most commentators in the media. So Aristotle talked about things that do not change. So knowledge of things that do not change is wisdom. There's practical knowledge, and then there's knowledge that is eternal. That is rooted in the natural law. That is one of the reasons why when Aristotle was rediscovered and kind of restudied, if you will, by Thomas Aquinas and many others, there was kind of this constant through line of the classics to the Bible to practical judgment or prudence today. So Aristotle writes in the politics. He says, tyrants aim to break the spirit of their subjects. They know that a poor spirited man will never plot against anybody. A tyrant second aim is to breed mutual distrust. This is 2500 years ago. He was writing. Tyranny is never overthrown until people can begin to trust one another. And that is a reason why tyrants are always at war with the good. Tyrants feel that good men are dangerous to their authority. Not only because they think it shamed to be governed, despotically, but also because of their loyalty to themselves and to others and because of their refusal to betray one another or anybody else. The final aim of a tyrant is to make sure that subjects are incapable of action. Nobody attempts the impossible, therefore no one will attempt to overthrow the tyrant or the tyranny when all are incapable of action. So let's just kind of summarize some of that as we talk about the World Economic Forum and the world health assembly and Joe Biden, who is a tyrant. That's kind of just recap that first they want to break your will. The second is, they want to breed mutual distrust. And then the third is that they want to make you incapable of action.

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What Does It Mean to Live a Good Life in Private and Public?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:56 min | 1 year ago

What Does It Mean to Live a Good Life in Private and Public?

"So Jack in today's time, all the chaos around you all the darkness. What does it mean to live a good life in private life not just in public life? Well, so, you know, I kind of go back, I really am a big fan. I don't know if I'd consider myself a Thomas at this point, but Thomas Aquinas, yeah, I'm a big Aquinas fan. If you read it, what he's doing was he was trying to basically take the principles of Christianity and then combine them with like play doh and Aristotle. So take the take those values and put them all together with the teachings of Christ. And so of course, played on Aristotle, they talk about talent. They talk about potentiality. They talk about actualization and what Aquinas did was he said, God gives you just as I was saying in the last bit, he gives you those talents. He gives you your potentiality, of course, that comes from God that's part of your creation. So, you know, the fully actualized Jacob so big and the fully actualized Charlie Kirk are going to be different things. Just the same way, you know, and this even gets into politics. You talk about the rights of the individual, right to the collective. And the idea that you can't have equality because everyone is different because everyone is going to have different unique talents. But the idea, though, is that your life is a journey of being able to realize your full potentiality for good and that in achieving so along the proper path actually brings you closer to God. And this is where some of the logo could go. And so this is where myself, you know, becoming a father over the past couple of years has really kind of changed my perspective on so many of these things. And it also gives you skin of the game. You become the head of a household now. You have these children and you have to raise them. And so it makes you want to go back to your own teaching to your own traditions to your own religion and say, do I understand this stuff? Do I really feel that I'm properly trained and able to actually pass this on am I doing the right

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Magic now you may not deem it as magic because You'd have to do some incantation. Do some spell mixing chemicals together. I some chemical formula to making into being you just using your your mind powers to to cause magic nation to come true. I think about how this works in terms of existence itself in terms of there being a being so total in god. Then you really begin to understand your minute nets in importance but also how magical it is. You exist because see what happens. All the time is that god is just being an imagining possibilities of being possibilities so infinite because again god must be all of existence. Not just a little guy somewhere up in the clouds. Maybe in some castle in the sky a being so total that this being can generate out of nothingness out of imagination concrete things. Now you begin to see the true power of an infinite omnipotent omniscient be of course they'll be folks that have some arguments as to why this can't be the case and maybe those people just are very limited in their imagination. Because i'm sure a hundred years ago. Nobody would have imagined a cell phone but as we discover electromagnetic waves and radio communication things like that. You begin to say a man if this is possible. I can just talk into an object in that. Information is transmitted will dramatic waves to somewhere else. What if i could create a device little box that can hold in my hand. That can do this for me. In soc- that act is the act of creation that is the act of creation. This is what got does always putting the future will will die back into this in terms of modern magical circles because you have a you have groups rising all the time taking these ideas and in full force with them and so you have folks like the orphan circle for example that were very much behind this idea of imagination creation and so the circle for the most part only allowed people like authors playwrights and actors and other creatives to join the circle because in essence they believe that those people held the power of god in their minds right the power to turn imagination into actuality and. Isn't that interesting because we just come back to philosophies in ideas that her are tens or hundreds of thousands of years old because from the beginning beginning one of the things that i continue to stress. Is this dominic idea of.

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"If we wish to draw philosophical conclusions about our own existence are significance and the significance of the universe itself. Our conclusions should be based on empirical knowledge. A truly open mind means forcing our imaginations to conform to the evidence of reality and not vice versa. whether or not we liked the implications welcome to the chemical mind that quote is from lawrence krauss from his book. A universe from nothing. Why is there something rather than nothing. While krause is more strictly materialist. I felt like the quote was opposed to the discussion of today's episode. Which of course is a quiz third way. The argument from possibility and necessity was again. If you haven't heard the first two parts of the series talking about the first one the second way by all means go back and listen to those so you can get kind of a grasping understanding of the logic that thomas quantities using in order to prove the existence of god. And how all. These arguments are kind of intertwined. As i mentioned in the first episode when i talked about the argument from motion you have to set up a basis for your experiment in the experiment that we're undertaking in the series is whether or not exists. And why while. We haven't gotten to the y. Until now because with each subsequent argument acquaintances adding a new layer to his argument in essence. The first three arguments. And maybe even the fourth are simply variations of each other. But what he's doing is he's taking that leap faith if you will and i hate to use that word because it comes with its own baggage taking a leap of logic if you will by using the same argument simply based on the observations that we make as go living our daily lives. And that's the reason that i picked this crowds quote. Because he's doing so in a very scientific way trying to find his empirical proof for any kind of knowledge.

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Life. You can very easily trot along life doing the best that you know how the best that you can the best that you are able to do based on the rule said that was given to you by your efficient cause your parents or your culture your school whatever and you can live a perfectly normal valid life. Maybe never even think about philosophical or religious topics. Nothing wrong with that perfectly fine. But as he began gathering tool sets beginning expanding your knowledge. You can begin. Carving a much more will say meaningful masterpiece. That don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that. A simple unknowing uncaring. Kind of matrix style life right. You've never taken the pill. You never woke up from the matrix. Not saying that that's not a life will lift. They can be perfectly fine just like gathering the tool set in making the most profound deep spiritual religious philosophical connections in your mind in using those to live the best life that you can live to create the most masterful sculpture that you can create. That is also just fine. You know you have this Zen cone before enlightenment chap would carry water after enlightenment chap would carry water because what does it mean to be enlightened. Enlightenment has nothing to do with your physical condition. We're gonna dive into this a few times of the next couple months in relation to things that we find in scripture because sometimes we can get bogged down by this flowery language we can be led to assume that these stories that are being told are about one thing when in reality there about the complete opposite see many times in order to understand these deep mystical somewhat almost mystery style traditions as christianity is we sometimes take them at face value and we forget that they're not meant to be taken at face value they're made to be taken at a much deeper level. So you know people like paul. For example took this mystery ideology in wanted to present to the every man because paul felt like like the best way to get people into the kingdom of heaven into the kingdom of god was for everybody to be preached to. So he did. He didn't talk the jews about the mysteries. He talked to the corinthians in the relations etc. Because he wanted everyone to know this mystery. He was so deeply profoundly moved by it that he wanted everybody to know but of course sometimes through trying to make this message appeal to a very large audience. You may end up. Losing some of the magical mystery that lives within the meaning of it because a lot of these stories are allegories right there metaphors ores. They're not simply trying to give you some kind of moral guidebook to live your life to. Sometimes you need to be reading these stories not in terms of the words that you see on the page. But the words that are missing into learn to read the blanks between each letter in order to get the full meeting.

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"I'll mention aristotle because sometimes we assume that this divine being that we're going to call god for the sake of this episode. Acquaintance was after all the catholic so he believed in this. God figure we sometimes can assume that god is doing these things on purpose because after all man was created in god's image and man likes to enact his will or her will onto others in there for the same must be true god because if we have it and were created in god's image than god must have it as well otherwise wouldn't be created in god's image but there is a key difference here because there's no acting will that's forcing things to come into existence just like there's no acting will causing things to be moved. All that is is this pure being impure being simply has no choice but to be get other beings. And i'm using the word being very loosely here guy so i'm not talking about just birds and plants and animals and humans and may aliens unicorns but also rocks and dirt and sand crystals mountains planets. There's no active will being enacted. We're talking about agency here because at the core of this sufficient argument for efficient causation is not will but knowledge. So if we take a look at the you know one of the classical examples for this would be a sculptor right and maybe nowadays we don't know any sculptors maybe we don't even have very many sculptors left. But it's very apropos. For this discussion so you could possibly say that. The sculptor is enacting. His will on a piece of stone therefore covering out pieces in order to make some masterpiece statue right. Say the statute david. But that's not quite the case because anybody could be sculptor. Anybody can go and take a piece of rock and begin carving at it and make some kind of statue out of it. But if you don't have the knowledge and the skill set necessary in order to create something like the statue of david where maybe you don't have the tools and techniques necessary to carve out marble in this case that you'll never be able to do so see this lies at one of the core ideas that i've talked about a lot recently. And one that a hint debt over many many episodes. And maybe one of the reasons why we have so much of this discussion nowadays. Yes on social media because now everyone's connected but just in general while we can have so many different points of view if we take this idea of the sculptor. In terms of philosophy and religion and spirituality. You can see that you are very much the sculptor.

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"To be asked and as you gain more answers. You'll be posed with further questions. Because like girdle says truth is much larger than proof. There are things in this world that you can prove that are true and there are things in this world that are true that cannot be proven just like the hand cannot point to itself. This is why you haven't the old testament for example when moses goes to get the ten commandments and he asked who this being is being says while depending on the translation he might say. I am he who is not my favorite translation because it denotes a lot of characteristics on divinity that while part of divinity do not directly explain divinity itself but one of the better translations say is i am that i am or maybe even better translation would be. I am business is-is because that's what an ultimate deity would be would be all of existence and at the same time all of non existence is of course this argument from some folks that the we can't have something coming out of nothing but of course if you look at this. Mathematically that's absurd. Everything comes out of nothing in a pure mathematical system for example. Back the one that girdle uses the only number that exists is zero so if you wanna talk about one then you talk about the successor of zero s zero if you want to talk about to you talk about the successor of the successor of zero s s zero and so on and so on now. Of course there's there's negative numbers of this girdle number system so you can go many ways with this but that's just an example member. Never hold the map to signify the territory. It's just a simple. We don't have the resources to understand all of existence so we have to use these symbols. The problem with the symbols is that the symbols do not represent exactly the thing that you're trying to talk about their simply a placeholder and no matter. How rich is some biology. You develop.

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Lost his mind now of course. That may be very well. True it's very possible that i've lost my mind i may have lost it. Dozens are hundreds or thousands of times. Or maybe i just never had one at all. I don't know. But i do the work to try to find out. There is one key important differentiation. Between the first and second ways in this goes back to aristotle. That's why i brought aristotle up because in many regards when you try to think of this domino effect that folks generally kind of attribute somehow to something like the five ways we naturally assumed because we deem ourselves to be conscious freethinking free willing individuals. We naturally assume that if we tried to place these kind of stipulations this role set on creation itself going all the way back to some kind of entity or force or figure that created all things that caused the things that put things into motion. Folks like new atheists for example might deem this to be totally ludicrous. Now if you're a new atheist there's nothing wrong with that you're allowed to have your own thoughts on. What is what isn't after all if you didn't then my belief in the absolute existence of god would have no impact. It would make no difference it would have no meaning just like your idea of their no possible way that we have god would have no meaning either because the core idea of god of some divine entity would cease to have meaning because there would be no opposing meeting to discuss all that would be is the idea of a non entity so the idea of an entity would have no meaning. What do you mean isn't entity that's ridiculous or of course the other way around and throughout history of course we have through philosophical religious thought a lot of back and forth going on between these two ideas and neither will prove one or the other to be true or false ever impossible because in order to grasp the ultimate reality of infinitude to understand all of existence to understand. What is this really is. You'd have to have the knowledge present to understand all of it. And of course as i mentioned the previous episode as finite limited beings with limited senses with limited computational power in our quote unquote brains. That's impossible and even if we were able to build some sort of machine some sort of computer that would be able to compute all of this information forests and give us directly the answer. We still would not know how to interpret that answer. This is why regardless of how much science how much experimentation have much theory. We go through as humans in any field of study. And i'm only picking on science because signs of course strives to try to find the answers to the deepest. Most fundamental questions of existence is always going to be more questions.

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Of the artists does not lie in the whale with which he goes to work but in the excellence of the work he produces today. We're in part two of thomas acquaintances. Five ways prove the existence of god and today. The proof that we're going to be discussing is the argument from efficient. Causes even listened to part one yet. You probably want to because the work that aucoin is puts into the second proof is very much connected to the first way. The argument from motion this discussion of the first mover in many ways. The argument is very similar. In fact we're going to go over the argument here in a second but there is one key leap that acquired his takes to get us to understanding the second way. And that's why this discussion of the five ways to so apropos. To the recent episode belief enosis because this is how we can go from purely believing in something into realizing its truthfulness. You begin with a simple argument. You prove it if it holds true you move onto the next and if that holds true you can move to the next if not you come back in reassess so many of these arguments have very similar logic into way that they present the argument but they build upon the previous neff. You're a fan of philosophy in particular. Aristotle you'll be very familiar with efficient causes. Someone a dive into the second way. I and i'm not going to dive into aristotle too much because will be again another series of episodes that i don't want to get into right now but go familiarize yourself with aristotelian science and aristotle's four causes and you'll see a lot of overlap into what acquaintances discussing in these five ways. Because of course a coin is was very much influenced by aristotle. So let's keep that in mind as we move forward now. If you remember the first argument it was kind of this. Whole thing of of movement of motion k. But there was no inherent will presented with anything. That's why purposely chose to use the word agency and anytime that.

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

05:42 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Is with wrong with that. 'cause you're a finite piece of infinite puzzle so if you're a finite piece saggy ever approached this and so ultimately to me what these five proofs show is maybe not a proof for the existence of god in a logical philosophical sense but a proof that an ultimate divine creator has no choice but to exist and these two are very different ideas acquaintance once said if the highest of captain were to preserve his ship he would keep it in port forever. And isn't that true. When we tried to look at matters of spirituality because if the point of all this was for us to attain some kind of eternal life then there will be no point at all because if you wanted to achieve eternal life we wouldn't do anything we'd probably sit at home all day in simply meditate and have someone come in feed us maybe in bay this as we meditate to we conserve all their energy. Never put it into motion be his rocks and then what would be the point of it. There will be no point at all all right. That's it for this first part in the series so if are a member of the patron you'll get partout of the series tomorrow. If you're not then you'll get it in two or three days. And i'm going to be releasing the episodes this way from now on because i'm gonna. I'm gonna put a little bit of a window in between when patrons get the episodes winner. Everybody else does so for a little while. It's been a day or two. But i wanna have about a week or ten day or two week window between so on this series patrons will get it every single day so one a day for the next six days actually gonna be tying some of the stuff from from these five proofs into a truly incredible piece of nostitz literature that i mentioned before but haven't really dove into on the podcast the tripartite track tate. So recommend you give that a read through if you can. You can get a that oregon and read it for free. You don't need to buy any books or anything but the that that'll be the conclusion voters and everybody else you know. It'll take a couple of weeks before we get through the series. But that's gonna be really interesting. So i hope you enjoy that. It's only the beginning sophy. Felt like that was kind of a primer kind of an introduction. It was it was meant to be that way because like any good argument any good piece of logic and he good piece of philosophy. You can't just go in full force and try to explain your theory in full because then you lose everybody because you might have found something that somebody else hasn't and if he don't lay the groundwork for what that idea is you just won't.

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

03:10 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"But when you go down deep into save the mathematics of the situation it becomes a little more complicated than that. Because maybe your cat or your dog ate your pants and now you have half a pair of pants and so you see if you start going back in time you run into this problem as well because there's an infinite number of points in between each moment in time and so i've heard the argument from some this thing called the kalaam argument for creation for existence in which you can't have infinite things things can't go back infinitely time the reasons for why i'm not going to now because that be a series of episodes of itself but it somehow relates to this idea of first mover. Because in this this kilom- argument you have the idea that basically the world is kind of like a set of dominoes and there has to be something pushing the first domino in order to cost is chain reaction. Moving down the line hitting the next domino until you get to the end see there is no end because your perception of time continues moving forward continues causing another domino to fall. So this chain is infinite. It goes on forever. The thing is you might not see it. You can't see it because your perception. Your awareness is an infinite if infinite you'd be actual god but you're not now yes you are it. You are all of it. You are god but you are not all of god. You're tiny perspective. A tiny point of view. The god is using to look out to affect other things in this infinitely intertwined chain of events of motions. Nephew had perspective to see all these things figuring out for example. Exactly every shot that you'd have to make in this billiards game that you're playing then. You begin to approximate what it would be like to be. God you know the sufi mystics took this really heart in particular people like even rb home. A wanted to do an episode last year and i started diving into it and decided. I couldn't because the way that they've been rb describes the fullness of god is in some ways reminiscent of the thought experiment. That i've used many times on this podcast of having you picture this infinite circle and the thing is that. There's nothing wrong with not being able to picture this infinite circle just like there's nothing wrong with you never being to achieve this ultimate. God state that everyone seems to want to do.

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

05:14 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Thought will say this reflects coming from your brain sending electrical energy down into your legs. The energy sends a signal signal tells the muscle fibers in your legs to get up. You get up around so you see there was something actually causing you to go from potential to actual. There's always something that is moving the next thing. Nephew take this in a very small system of things you can easily come to a primal 'cause that caused something to happen right. Maybe you're meditating out in the woods and you heard a sound through. The trees in that sound was mover. That caused you to move very simple. But what if you begin to take this idea into a much larger system. What if you take us idea into an infinite system then you begin to realize that the seeking of ocean can't just be turtles all the way down. There has to be something at the bottom holding all these turtles in place. We're gonna that much deeper into this as we go into each of the other proofs but for quietness this very first thing. This first mover has to be god now. Of course don't get bogged down by the terminology. Remember the word. God is simply a symbol standing in the place of some actual thing. This is why began this episode with the acquaintance. Quote that i did because we cannot know what god is but only what he is not. We can't consider how he is but only how he is. Not because if you begin with this argument for motion to talk about this first mover you can very easily come to the conclusion that there must be a first mover when you stood up. It was a series of events that unfolded that caused. You get up. And what cost those events to occur. What set those events into motion that was in originating vent in what caused that event. It was something else in something else and something else. In ultimately there has to be something that causes something else to move.

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"That no object can be both in actual motion potential motion at the same time one precedes the other. He also various stupidly observes that nothing can move itself now. This is when you can begin to see how logic works because you can easily say well. That's not true at all right. If i'm sitting down and i decide to get up. There's nothing forcing me to get up. Right maybe i was a child in sitting in bed watching youtube which my kids love to do of course and i go into the room and say hey get off of youtube. You need to go do the dishes than very. Obviously the observation is. I'm the one causing mike kid to get out of bed and go into motion to perform the task. You say i'm an adult. Nobody's forcing me to do anything. I do whatever i want whenever i want. Hopefully maybe or so you think. And if i want to sit and watch. Tv do nothing else. And all of a sudden. I decide to get up. Nobody's making me get up. There's no actor in acting on me. Their will forcing me to get up. I just decided to get up but of course if you have an understanding of how these things work you know. That's not the case at all because there has to be something enacting for you to turn potential into motion as could be that. Maybe you need to go to the bathroom. So you get up to go to the bathroom or maybe you feel like you decided that you wanted to get up to prove to be that there was no actor to do it but see than on itself. My actions are acting on you to go from potential motion into actual motion. And if we look at this even physiologically there's something going on because you just don't get up and all of a sudden you're standing. There's things going into motion. That caused another thing to go into motion for you to get up..

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Because we cannot know what god is but only what he is not. We cannot consider how he is but only how he is not today. We're starting a series on thomas acquaintances five proofs of god. The five ways that the existence of god can be proven and like usual. I'm gonna give my conclusion at the beginning of the series until you that acquaintances five proofs done as a -sarily prove the existence of god. But i wanted to spend a bit of time talking about it. Whereabout the dive into christian mysticism and this is a kind of a nice segue into christian theology because acquaintance was of course a dominican friar from the thirteenth century and dominicans are known to be in order of catholic priests which very much dive into the idea of theology of epistemology knowing what's true and what's not what the existence of things is. They were very much involved in science and of course alchemy. There's some really interesting stories about a quietness and in alchemy. Which i won't get in this episode but maybe somebody else has an episode of quantity might to check out really fascinating guy but you know this. Podcast is not about people. It's about ideas. So i wanna talk about acquaintances ideas for the existence of god because really the five proofs are a fantastic introduction for anybody in to how to logically think about philosophy and by extension into spirituality because one of the things that i was focused on the show is finding some scientific method that can be to use in our attainment of noces of knowledge of deep spiritual important knowledge and while nowadays science spirituality may have become disparate from each other. Does wasn't always the case. In fact throughout much of the history of science scientists virtuality wherever merch intertwined in. We can see this in the spirit of the dominican. Friars for example. So this'll be multi part series. Because i wanna keep each episode a little bit shorter. Because i think there's a lot to go through in how quietness derives at his conclusions. And again it's a great exercise in determining how you know something to be true while beginning from a point of view a vantage point of belief you know quite another really great quote to one who has faith. No explanation is necessary to one without faith. No explanation as possible in this is at the core of finding answers to the really hard questions in life..

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"A no vena to saint thomas aquinas day. One saint thomas. You have taught that god himself is the rule and mode of virtue. Our faith is measured by divine truth. Our hope by the greatness of his power and faithful affection are charity by his goodness his truth power and goodness outreach. Any measure of reason we can certainly never believe trust or love guide more than or even as much as we should extravagances. Impossible here is no virtuous moderation. No measurable me. The more extreme our activity the better we are through the intercession of saint thomas aquinas. Grant me grace own merciful god to desire ardently all that is pleasing to the to examine prudently to acknowledge it truthfully and to accomplish perfectly for the praise and glory of thy name in particular please obtain the fever. I asked during this novi. Now grant me. Oh lord my god a mind to know you a heart to seek you wisdom to find you conduct pleasing faithful perseverance in waiting for you and a hope of finally embracing you ahmen..

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Alexander of Hales

5 Minutes in Church History

04:19 min | 2 years ago

Alexander of Hales

"On this episode of five minutes in Church history, we are talking about Alexander of Hales a medieval theologian. The first question is, where is hails will hails is in the West Midlands of England. The word itself means a Nook or a remote valley in this was a place that was a remote valley at the time of Alexander. The population of this sleepy little Berg was south of five hundred people. So now that we know where hails is who is Alexander. Well, he was born in eleven eighty five actually we're not quite exactly sure when he was born dates range from eleven eighty to eleven eighty six but we seem to settle on the date eleven eighty five. There is very little else known about his childhood we assume that his family was wealthy because he was sent off to the University of Paris to study in that was not something that everyone did. So we assume that his family had some means an off he went to Paris. His time at Paris. He held a number of church positions and titles but largely, he was a teacher at the University of Paris. He did become Franciscan monk in twelve thirty six and he would die in Paris in twelve, forty five. So. What did he do? Well, he was significant and bringing aristotle into the discussion of theology. Now, when we talk about this, we talk about all of the as that are involved and that is the first letter of the names of all of these people seems to begin with an a or there's no himself. Of course. Then there's arrows he was the Muslim scholar who translated aristotle from the Greek into Latin for all these medieval lists to be able to read study. There's Alberta's Magnus Albert the great another Great Faculty member at the University of Paris and he was the teacher of the final a a coyness. Thomas. Aquinas. Well, into that bunch of as we must throw Alexander he actually preceded Albertus magnus and he was the first to. The lectures and the theological lectures in particular around to aristotle and to use aristotle and his method, and even some of Aristotle's Tom's. As an aide and as a help to teach algae was Alexander of Hales that we see as the founder of the father of scholasticism and one of his published works was his own Suma Taylor. Of course, we talk about Thomas Acquaintances Suma but Alexander had one to his sumo was not finished at the time of his death and many others added to it in fact about seven years after he died. His book was still being added to one person said of Alexander's Suma that it was as heavy as a horse. Now, I'm sure there are some hyperbole there, but it was a massive tome. So we have his big book in his use of Aristotle but the other thing that makes him interesting is that he participated in these public university wide debates and he participated in famous one that spanned over three days. Now. Presumably, let's hope that they would take breaks from time to time. But this was a debate that spanned three days and anyone students. Faculty citizens of Paris could ask any question of the master and the master would have to feel it. And Alexander of Hales withstood three long days of this debate. That's how you earned the Latin title Doctor, Irre- FRAG analysis which we translate as the air refutable teacher. So he was unable to be refuted during those three days of debates. He also earned the title Doctor Doc two-room, which translated means the teacher of teachers. So this is Alexander of Hales that small village and mid western England and he made it all the way to the University of Paris as the Medieval, theologian? Alexander of Hales.

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

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NFL Pipelines: High schools with the most draft picks

Kentuckiana's Morning News

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

NFL Pipelines: High schools with the most draft picks

"Talent sports publication Max press releasing a list of high schools across the country that have produced the most NFL draft pick since two thousand and one we want Glenville high school is third on the list with thirteen players playing in the National Football League behind number one fort Lauderdale St Thomas Aquinas with twenty three and Long Beach poly in northwestern Miami tied for second with fourteen some of the graduates at Glenville of mated to the National Football League course include Ted Ginn junior Cardale Jones marshon Lattimore Troy Smith Dante Whitner and Jonathan

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"thomas aquinas" Discussed on Catholic Culture Audiobooks

Catholic Culture Audiobooks

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"thomas aquinas" Discussed on Catholic Culture Audiobooks

"The first time on this podcast. Saint Thomas Aquinas known. As the angelic doctor. Saint Thomas Aquinas is arguably the most influential theologian philosopher that the Church has ever seen saint. Thomas lived in the medieval period. Well past the time of the church fathers. His magnum opus the SUMMA theologica however his greatly indebted to the father's along along with the Bible and the works of Aristotle. The church fathers are cited by him throughout the Suma as among the most authoritative sources available. No doubt many of our listeners will be familiar with his Suma and many of his other works. The perhaps fewer will be familiar with his sermons though not many survived. A few of his sermons have been preserved served and we hope to bring you more of his friends in future episodes. We have here in his sermons. Everything one would expect from Aquinas references throughout Aristotle title to whom he refers simply as the philosopher or the natural philosopher the theological philosopher as he puts it is Solomon careful distinction enumeration and categorization. The reasons he employs and nearly every point made is substantiated with a direct scriptural. Quotation in the sermon will be hearing today. Acquaintance meditates on the words spoken by Christ in the Gospels. Heaven and earth will pass and in a way perhaps only acquaintance can do he manages is to unpack quite a bit from those five words. His style may strike some as academic at first but his argument is straightforward the distinctions. He draws are eloquent in their simplicity. And the sermon though compact unassuming Lee packs a punch if appreciated Saint Thomas in the past. You'll enjoy joy this sermon. And if you've never read acquaintance at all you'll find here. A characteristic taste of his fascinating intellect and personality.

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What Is Agnosticism?

BrainStuff

06:30 min | 3 years ago

What Is Agnosticism?

"Hey, brain stuff, Lauren Bogle bomb here. It's called the rise of the nuns, the rapid increase in the number of Americans who claim to have no religious beliefs that has taken place in the last decade, or so when pews religious landscape study came out in two thousand fifteen it showed that the percentage of atheists in America had doubled from one point six two thousand seven to three point one in two thousand fourteen. Meanwhile, the percentage of agnostics had just about doubled from two point four to four point. Oh, but these terms agnostic an atheist are often confused. Let's unpack them people choose to identify as religiously agnostic for a variety of personal reasons philosophical, psychological, theological or even political, but it's not that agnostics are spiritual fence sitters unwilling to state whether they believe in God or don't true it necessarily. It turns out has nothing to do with belief at all. The term agnostic system was first coined by English biologist Thomas, Henry Huxley who lived in the mid to late eighteen hundreds. He was a fierce defender of Charles Darwin against religious critics who accused him of denying God's role in creation as a scientist Huxley didn't concern himself with beliefs he sought after facts, and the fact of any proposition, for example, that God created the vast diversity of nature or that evolved from natural selection. Could only be proven by the evidence Huxley stated that narcissism itself wasn't a creed or set of beliefs, but a principle namely, quote that it is wrong for man to say he is certain of the objective truth of a proposition unless he can produce evidence which logically justifies that certainty. The word itself was a combination of the prefix a meaning against or opposite and NAS Decem which comes from a Greek word meaning knowledge necessary. I'm was a religious movement that flourished in the first and second centuries, CE and held that among other things the spirit world was good and the material world was evil. And although the principle of agnostic system doesn't exclusively apply to the question of God's existence. You can be agnostic about any proposition. It's been wrapped up in religion. Since the beginning Huxley wrote, a friend in eighteen sixty I neither affirm nor deny that immortality of men. I see no reason for believing it. But on the other hand, I have no means of disproving it gives me such evidence. As would justify me in believing anything else, and I will believe that. So that's awesome. But what about atheism, atheism? According to its classical definition is the lack of belief in God or that God is the biblical Judeo Christian God or some other higher power is separate issue. The opposite of atheism is theism the belief that God exists, atheism. And theism are thus both metaphysical claims because they assert an answer to a question about the nature of reality. Agnostic system on the other hand doesn't take a position on whether God exists. Instead, it takes a position on whether or not we can know if God exists. This is thus a physical or pissed him logical question this democracy being these study of knowledge at NAS to some claims that we cannot know if God does or does not exist because there's no compelling evidence that either proposition is true. At least not yet. You might think that agnostics as them is nothing more than a handy way to dodge the question of whether you believe in God instead of saying, yes, or no the agnostic chooses a third position neither. But this is where things can get Harry. We spoke with Paul Draper, a professor at Purdue University who specializes in the philosophy of religion. He's witnessed his fair share of arguments between atheists agnostics he said people get so angry about this. The eighth will say you call yourself at agnostic, but you're really an atheist and you can see the eighth yeasts point at face value. It seems there's a razor thin line between saying. I don't see any evidence that got exists. And I don't believe the God exists. But the difference is that you can be an agnostic and atheist just as you can be an agnostic to believe in Christian or Buddhist or Muslim that's because agnostic schism at its core is separate and unrelated to questions of faith. Let's explain agnostics are nearly always lumped together with atheists as a type of non believer the Pew Research Center defined religious nuns as being either atheists agnostics or not affiliated with any particular religion. But it must isn't itself. A belief system. One could believe on face the God exists, but still ascribed the agnostic position that God's existence cannot be proven by physical evidence or rational arguments such a person would be an agnostic theorist. There's even a school of theology called apathetic theology. The claims that God is inherently unknowable. Thomas Aquinas, the thirteenth century philosopher and the Logan wrote. Now, we cannot know what God is. But only what God is not we must therefore consider the ways in which God does not exist rather than the ways in which God does according to seventy two percent of religious nuns. The group that does include easiest and agnostics do believe in a higher power. However, while it's technically true that you can be both an agnostic and faithful believer, it's perhaps more common for agnostics to doubt the existence of God is such Bertrand. Russell the British floss for it mathematician wrote a treatise on Augusta schism in which he explained why the agnostic and atheist positions often overlap. He said the agnostic suspends judgment saying that there are not sufficient grounds either for African nation or for denial at the same time at agnostic may hold the existence of God, though, not impossible is very improbable. He may even hold it. So improbable that it's not worth considering in practice in that case he is not far removed from atheism. His attitude. Maybe that would careful philosopher would have towards the gods of agent, Greece. If I were asked to prove that Zeus Poseidon inherit and the rest of the Olympics, do not exist. I should be at a loss to find conclusive arguments. An agnostic may think the Christian God as improbable as the Olympia ins in that case, he is for practical purposes at one with atheists. As we said at the beginning. The reasons for identifying as agnostic are myriad and different for every person Draper who has participated in high profile debates with Christian philosophers calls himself, a local eighth easiest and global agnostic. He explained I'm an atheist about the all powerful all knowing all good God, I'm agnostic about God. In a broader sense. Is there some being the qualifies for the title? God. There could be such a

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Girl stabbed to death in classroom fight between 2 "straight-A students"

WJR Programming

00:56 sec | 4 years ago

Girl stabbed to death in classroom fight between 2 "straight-A students"

"You can a fight over a boy at a high school between two girls. One girl. Stabs the other one the victim dead the stabber in custody. It all happened this morning at Warren FitzGerald high school. Here's pollute police Commissioner build wire that was taken into custody at the scene in the weapon kitchen sales steak. Knife was recovered. No other students were injured or involved. The victim's family has been notified. And were present at the hospital. The victim sixteen the girl who did the stabbing seventeen both girls from warn to make it clear that this was not a random at the victim and suspect were known to each other in this incident appears to involve a male student. Wipe grading in the investigation. The fight took place inside of a classroom at Warren FitzGerald high school. There will be no class there

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