The Mind and The War Theory

God, All powerful, Just, and merciful. How would we Find him? First off, he guides us to him. Second, he gave us the King James Bible. But, what about using the brains God gave us? Now here are some of Thomas Aquinas’s Argument on the Existence of God.

This point of view starts off with, motion. When I move a rock with a stick, what is moving the rock? Because the rock does have the potential to move, but what is going to move it? It is the hand that is going to push it. But, If I wanted to go do something ell’s and cut off my hand; that’s not going to continually push the rock. So we can continually go on about what is going to fulfill the potential of moving the rock. But, the point that Thomas Aquinas is making here is that the final member that is actualizes all the perfect potentials, points to God.

Now my Second point of this essay is The main principles of the just-war theory. This started going when St. Augustin made several comments about War. We will be using the three requirements that Thomas Aquinas gave.

First one, is “The authority of the sovereign by whose command the war is to be waged.” This means that the US president can not start a war, the right authority must do that.

Second principle, “A just cause is required”. This means, you don’t just attack any one for no reason. Or you can not attack some one if it is not a just cause.

The third principle is ” it is necessary that the belligerents should have a rightful intention, so that they intend the advancement of the good, on the avoidance of the evil.” This means you don’t attack some one in anger, and you just fight for your rights. This way It keeps the intent of the war clear, and that the apposed is not going to be slaughtered completely. Thank you for reading!

Western civilization I, lesson 130, 8/4/2022

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