Sometimes, you need a good dose of Hume to awaken the Christian mind from slothful thinking. I read this from K.J. Clark’s Return to Reason:

Hume, in his criticism, presses both the analogies and the disanalogies which prove detrimental to belief in a designer. Let us consider the similarities which are not conducive to the theistic conclusion:

  1. If we proportion to the cause of the effect, it does not make the cause infinite. Since the universe is finite, there is no reason to believe that its cause is not likewise finite.
  2. Many and manifest defects in nature (evils), there is no reason to believe that the designer is perfect.
  3. Even if the world were perfect, this is no reason to believe that the designer is perfect. We are often surprised, upon seeing a perfect piece of workmanship, at discovering that it had been created by an oaf.
  4. The argument does not prove only one designer. Perhaps there was a whole committee of finite beings, whose joint planning resulted in the creation of the universe.
  5. Finally Hume charges there is nothing to prevent one from becoming a complete anthropomorphite. There is no reason to believe, on the basis of the anology, that God does not have a body as well as hands, ears, eyes, etc.