The Avengers and Classical Theism

Todays gem comes from Edward Feser.  He reflects on the recent movie Avengers, and it’s references to gods and God.  The ‘gods’ in Avengers are not the same thing as God.  God transcends the universe while many pagan religions see gods or ‘god’ as living within the universe.  Based on the works of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the five arguments for the existence of God are these: God the Primer Mover, God the first Cause, God, the Necessary Being, God the Absolute Being, and God the Grand Designer.  These arguments can be found in the Summa Theologica.  You can read Edward’s article below.