The knowledge of God as creator
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I have been defending the rationality of belief in revealed religion. Arguments to the existence of God from the natural world I have rejected as philosophically inconclusive and theologically objectionable. Now it might be objected: even if arguments for God’s existence from the nature of creation do not work, once we have accepted God’s existence on other grounds, we can learn something about God from creation. Unless we deny (as Marcion did) that God is the creator and sustainer of all things, we can learn from the existence of roses, rabbits and rainbows that God created roses, rabbits and rainbows, and so presumably something about the nature of God – namely that he loves roses, rabbits and rainbows. As Maimonides and Spinoza put it, the more we know about particular things, the more we know about God.