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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 9. June 5, 1952

Tally Ho, S.C.M

Tally Ho, S.C.M.


When I was first at this college your correspondence columns used to be full of very intriguing arguments about God. As this has not been the case during the past two years, I can only presume that "Junior Atheist" and "Veritas" have made their separate ways to their respective heavens. Without wishing to appear to be reviving a dead issue, I should like to blow some of the dust off that old bone of contention. You sec, I have Just read Aquinas ("Veritas" quoted him so much I wrote his name down in my little booh of "People to Read," and I have just got down that far), and the complete lack of logic in this gentleman's cerebral processes worries me.

Particularly worrying I find Aquinas' statement that something must have made the universe, therefore it must have been God. Forestalling the enquirer who wants to know who made find, ho says an infinite number of creators would he absurd, and therefore the sensible thing to do is to presume God and stop there. Would it not be Infinitely more sensible to presume the universe, which we can see and feel, and stop There.