Suppose an extremely complex event occurs that is meaningful but extremely improbable under current physical laws.
Suppose then, that a theist says, “God explains this better for otherwise it is very improbable.” Suppose the atheist responds, “Well what would explain God? He also seems improbable.” The theist then responds “Well God is eternal and is thus necessary. There is so such thing as Him having low probability. Probability is nonsensical here.”
Suppose now that the atheist responds, “Well that event could be asserted to be necessary metaphysically just like god.”
The theist then responds “But that event had a beginning. There was a time when that event did not occur. Also, the universe may be indeterministic due to quantum mechanics. Thus, it can’t be necessary and remains a very improbable event. God can be necessary since He is eternal.”
Is the theist’s reasoning valid? What if instead of necessary, we change it to “existing without further explanation.”?
For example, if one asserts that an eternal God exists without further explanation, can one also just state that an event happened through natural laws with no further explanation or cause?