The first cause must be a Someone

Nancy PearceyBecause humans are capable of knowing, the first cause that produced them must have a mind. Because humans are capable of choosing, the first cause must have a will. And so on. Philosopher Étienne Gilson captures the argument neatly: because a human is a someone and not a something, the source of human life must be also a Someone.

― Nancy Pearcey
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Secularism, and Other God Substitutes

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