Proof for the existence of an infinite number of Gods.

May 5, 2006 | By | 3 Replies More

I referred to Wikipedia’s article on “Intelligent Design” to see whether some other GOD must have designed God.  Assuming that the logic of the Intelligent Designers is correct and assuming the existence of only one God), I deduced that there truly must be more than one God.  Here’s how I applied the ID formula:

  1. There are natural systems that cannot adequately be explained in terms of undirected natural forces and that exhibit features which in any other circumstance we would attribute to “intelligence.”
  2. God is purportedly the creator of a complex universe.  One can therefore see in God numerous “signs of intelligence”:  physical properties of God that necessitate that God Himself was designed.
  3. God’s own design reveals “irreducible complexity” (He is what He is. No theist I know suggests that God could or should be otherwise).
  4. God’s own design reveals “specified complexity.” (God can be described by a pattern that displays a large amount of independently specified information and is also complex, in that there is a low probability of “occurrence” of a God without another GOD designing and creating Him.  Gods don’t just POP into existence).
  5. Since God shows BOTH irreducible complexity and specified complexity, he must have been designed.  
  6. By Whom?  By another Intelligent Designer, of course. Therefore, God had a Designer (GOD).
  7. Applying that same principle to GOD, GOD had a Designer too (GODD).  Etc etc.
  8. Ergo, Assuming that Gods don’t retire or die, there is currently an infinite number of Gods.

Caveat:  Make sure that when you say your prayers tonight, pray to ALL of of the Gods so that none of them get insulted and throw you into their fiery pits (actually, they might share ONE fiery pit–this proof doesn’t elaborate on that issue). 

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Yana Kanarski says:

    I think a monotheist would respond to this post by saying that God is not bound by the dimension of time (i.e., He is temporally infinite). Therefore, we can say that He has no beginning and no end; He has always existed and always will exist. Sure, this is impossible for a human to grasp. . . . We are puny humans and anything we perceive as illogical is due to our finite understading.

    But still. . . . We might as well say that the space outside our universe always existed and is temporally infinite, so whatever occured there to produce our universe may have a potentially naturalistic explanation, thus eliminating the prime mover argument. And, of course, irreducible complexity does not hold up to scientific scrutiny.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    My puny human mind just doesn't find it any harder to believe in an always-existing universe than an always-existing God. I finish off this dilemma with one swipe of Occam's razor. I might be wrong, of course, but so might the theists. Maybe God has great great grandparents up there too.

  3. Dan Klarmann says:

    Assuming that God exists outside of time, as does the Einsteinian model of space, the assumption that a specific creator is necessary for anything to exist implies that God (which I'm stipulating exists) must have a creator. The limitation of human direct perception of linear time does not enter into this argument.

    If one wants to limit this infinite recursion by saying that any particular level of Creator is at the bottom of it all, why not just accept that the perceivable universe is at the bottom of it all?

    Mathematics (science) is not bound by the common-sense level of perceptions of time and space. Multiple distinct space and time dimensions are a normal part of some man-made models of the universe.

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