Friday, November 30, 2012

The Existence of God Song

This morning I was thinking about doing a post about the existence of God, but couldn't find a good hook. Naturally, I did what any sensible person would do, called up Thomas Aquinas and Julie Andrews, and said "I'm trying to come up with a good blog post; can you help?" So, they put their heads together, and this is what they came up with:*

                Let’s start at the very beginning
                A very good place to start
                When you read, you begin with ABC
                But where to begin in Theology?
            Don’t ask me!
                We start with the fact that we happen to be
          That’s Philosophy!
               I know it is; just work with me!
                I, I am, I know I am
                But there wasn’t always me
                The same is true of everything;
                It is, but doesn’t have to be

                But something had to have to be
                Or else existence would be odd 
                Something exists necessarily
                It is that that we call God!

                I, I am, I know I am
                But, I didn’t make myself
                Everything that is was made
                And every cause has an effect
                But this can’t go on eternally
                And effects cannot exceed their cause
                A perfect prime mover must be
                And it is that that we call God!

                I, I am, I know I am
                And I know it’s good to be!
                I call things good and evil
                And can recognize beauty

                But, if there’s beauty and justice              
                And I can call things bad or good
                A perfect standard must exist
                It is that - that - we - call - God!

*Note: Ms. Andrews and St. Thomas may not have actually been officially involved here.

Vive Christus Rex!

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