Single Idea 5753

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

Full Idea

I could never believe that events of such regularity as we find in this life are due to the haphazards of chance.

Gist of Idea

The regular events of this life could never be due to chance


Boethius (The Consolations of Philosophy [c.520], I.VI)

Book Reference

Boethius: 'The Consolations of Philosophy', ed/tr. Watts,V.E. [Penguin 1969], p.50

A Reaction

It depends what you mean by 'chance'. Boethius infers a conscious mind, and presumes this to be God, but that is two large and unsupported steps. Modern atheists must acknowledge Boethius' problem. Why is there order?