Single Idea 6962

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

Full Idea

By supposing something to contain the principle of its order within itself, we really assert it to be God; and the sooner we arrive at that divine being, so much the better.

Gist of Idea

The thing which contains order must be God, so see God where you see order


David Hume (Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion [1751], Part 4)

Book Reference

Hume,David: 'Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion' [Penguin], p.72