Christians like William Lane Craig argue that their god’s existence is proved by the existence of the universe. It’s complexity, they say, requires a creator and that creator must be an infinite supernatural being. An atheist will ask “And who created this god?” and the Christian will reply: “God has no need of a creator because he is eternal.”
There are other objections to this tired argument. Recently, an anonymous atheist voiced this objection:
“If the universe is too complex not to have been designed, then God is also too complex not to have been designed. A creator-god is never portrayed as something simple or, more importantly, something simpler than the universe. If this god is at least as complex as the universe, then it needs a designer and creator at least as much as the universe.”
An Orthodox Christian took exception to this and answered with this simply extraordinary apologetic:
“A creator god is never portrayed as something simple..”
“Portrayed by whom? Not Orthodox Christians, I hope! Because,God is utterly simple.
God is one God in three persons. That is not complex. It is either true or impossible. God is eternal. That is not complex, but either true or impossible. God designed everything else. That is not complex either.
What makes even men design is not a complexity within them, but a simplicity, which by design they translate onto the complexity of outer existence. When I design even a sudoku, at nearly any stage of the design, the things already designed into the sudoku are more complex than my designing mind. Any sudoku I make –
I will give you one sudoku solution, I have not yet "hidden" squares on it - I have only two things "in my head" and God knows what on the paper:”
True to his promise, the blogger produces his evidence: a Sudoku solution with no grid lines.
This is April the second, folks. If you want to examine the evidence you will find it here: http://hglundahlsblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/god-is-simple-utterly.html
So, are you convinced? If so, of what are you convinced?