Excerpt from "The Mind of God and the Teleological Argument for God’s Existence":
The Teleological Argument posits that the presence of purpose, organization, design, and eloquence in nature suggest the existence of an intelligent mind that accounts for their occurrence. The intelligent mind in question is often speculated to be God and the observation of these naturally existing phenomena is cited as evidence of God’s actuality. The argument presented here, however, maintains that the intelligence responsible for the occurrence of these phenomena is essentially a functional attribute of the universe and that it alone does not confirm the consciousness of God. Further, I will attempt to justify the theory that the universe as a whole is a component of the mind of God and that intelligence as a functional attribute of the universe is a consequence of the unconscious intelligence of God. Following from that assertion, I examine whether this intelligence can be inferred as justification for believing in a worshipful deity.