If destructive randomness proves the non-existence of God, what does helpful, cosmic order prove?
I sent to an atheist correspondent (Heather Mac Donald) in 2005, to which she did not reply:
I have this question for you.
If an earthquake destroying tens of thousands of lives proves that God doesn’t exist, doesn’t the existence of the universe, the galaxies, the sun, our solar system, the earth and moon, the regular movement of the heavenly bodies, the seasons, an atmosphere-bearing planet supporting life, plant and animal species that reproduce themselves after their kind, the human species, the human form, the distinct qualities of man and woman, human consciousness and reason, light, sound, color, the atomic structure of matter, layers of rocks in the earth that can be made into building stones and sculptures, metals that can be made into every kind of good for man, all prove the existence of God?
In other words, you say that the existence of destructive randomness proves the non-existence of God.
But then, by your own logic, wouldn’t the existence of beneficent order prove the existence of God?
See my collection
on God and Heather Mac Donald.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 05, 2012 10:30 AM | Send