Friday, August 29, 2008
Cosmos order proves God exists: Rudd
10:48 AEST Fri Aug 29 2008
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the ordered nature of the cosmos convinces him of the existence of God.
Mr Rudd, a regularly practising Anglican, was on Friday asked on Fairfax Radio in Brisbane to give his single biggest argument in favour of the existence of God.
"As you know I'm a believer and I've never pretended not to be and I respect those who have no religious belief - it's a free country," Mr Rudd said.
"For me, it's ultimately the order of the cosmos or what I describe as the creation.
"You can't simply have, in my own judgment, creation simply being a random event because it is so inherently ordered, and the fact that the natural environment is being ordered where it can properly coexist over time.
"If you were simply reducing that to mathematically probabilities I've got to say it probably wouldn't have happened.
"So I think there is an intelligent mind at work."
Mr Rudd said in his entire political life he had never been asked in a media interview to prove the existence of God.
"You ... have a world first," Mr Rudd said.