If the incredible complexity of the world requires an intelligence to explain its existence, wouldn’t this intelligence be all the more complex, and thus all the more in need of an intelligence to explain its existence?
No, because there is no reason whatsoever to suppose
that a simple (uncomposed) being could not possess the intelligence and power
to create worlds of enormous complexity.
Indeed, in a previous question it was shown that precisely the opposite
is the case.
Obviously, there is a distinction between “not believing” and “believing not.” It is certainly legitimate for atheism to be characterized as a mere ‘lack of belief’, rather than a positive assertion. I lack belief in God. The burden of proof is on you.
Folks in the Amazon jungle obviously do not believe that
the Christian God exists, but neither can they be said to believe that such a
God does not exist, since they lack
the concept of such a God to begin with.
Because of this, it is certainly legitimate for atheism to be
characterized as a...
There is no scientific evidence for the existence of God...just assertions.
Special Note: This lecture (click for audio here) was selected not
in spite of being more than 15 years old, but because it is
more than 15 years old. Virtually every statement and inference given in this
speech has been reinforced and further validated during the last decade by