The following is a proof of God that a theist shared with me. Imagine! Someone actually proved the existence of God! It sure beats the pants off a proof I wrote during my deist days. It only has two assumptions: God is real and he is a worker. Enjoy!

1. Entropy exists.

2. Maximum equilibrium is 0 without work.

3. Organization exists in the universe.

Therefore:

4. Work was put into the system.

5. If work exists then a worker exists.

Therefore:

6. There is a first worker.

7. This first worker we know as God.

Pretty cool, eh? But one has to wonder why God would create entropy (disorder) if his goal was to create organization. Further, why not assume that energy is the worker. We can at least understand and observe energy. Plus, we can all agree energy is real. So the proof could read like this:

1. Entropy exists.

2. Maximum equilibrium is 0 without work.

3. Organization exists in the universe.

Therefore:

4. Work was put into the system.

5. If work exists then energy exists.

Note there are fewer steps. That generally happens when you don't have to work an imaginary worker into your proof.

But why prove the existence of God when you can prove the existence of Charlie Brown?

1. Charlie Brown built a doghouse for Snoopy.

2. He is a doghouse builder.

3. My neighbor has a doghouse.

4. The existence of this doghouse implies a doghouse builder.

Therefore:

5. Charlie Brown built my neighbor's doghouse.

6. Charlie Brown is real!

Amen!

1. Entropy exists.

2. Maximum equilibrium is 0 without work.

3. Organization exists in the universe.

Therefore:

4. Work was put into the system.

5. If work exists then a worker exists.

Therefore:

6. There is a first worker.

7. This first worker we know as God.

Pretty cool, eh? But one has to wonder why God would create entropy (disorder) if his goal was to create organization. Further, why not assume that energy is the worker. We can at least understand and observe energy. Plus, we can all agree energy is real. So the proof could read like this:

1. Entropy exists.

2. Maximum equilibrium is 0 without work.

3. Organization exists in the universe.

Therefore:

4. Work was put into the system.

5. If work exists then energy exists.

Note there are fewer steps. That generally happens when you don't have to work an imaginary worker into your proof.

But why prove the existence of God when you can prove the existence of Charlie Brown?

1. Charlie Brown built a doghouse for Snoopy.

2. He is a doghouse builder.

3. My neighbor has a doghouse.

4. The existence of this doghouse implies a doghouse builder.

Therefore:

5. Charlie Brown built my neighbor's doghouse.

6. Charlie Brown is real!

Amen!

Blame Hitchens, Dawkins & Harris...