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Single Idea 20708

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / c. Teleological Proof critique]

Full Idea

If God is an instance of something orderly, how can he serve to account for the order of orderly things?

Gist of Idea

If God is an orderly being, he cannot be the explanation of order


Brian Davies (Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion [1982], 6 'b Has')

Book Reference

Davies,Brian: 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion' [OUP 1993], p.101

A Reaction

You can at least explain the tidiness of a house by the tidiness of its owner, but obviously that won't explain the phenomenon of tidiness.