......As a mathematician, I am quite interested in seeing how mathematics would differ from standard set theory were we created by a Perfect Being. Indeed, I suspect there is an argument from 2 + 2 = 4 to the existence of a Perfect Being who created us. Mainstream philosophy of mathematics takes ‘2 + 2 = 4’ to be what mainstream mathematics—whose foundation is axiomatic set theory—says it is, and aims to develop an atheistic epistemology of set theory. As they do so, their concepts become implausible (whence the possibility of such an argument).
......Ironically, it is because I am essentially a mathematician that my approach to philosophical problems would strike most analytical philosophers as insufficiently mathematical (formal). And incidentally, there is a famous story (quoted from blogcritics) that:
Czarina Catherine the Great of Russia was concerned about the deleterious effect the philosopher Diderot was having on the religious faith of the nobility who were listening to him hold forth on atheism in her court. She encouraged famous mathematician Leonard Euler to confront him, and he did, with the following challenge: “Sir, (a + bn)/z = x, hence God exists—reply!” Diderot, who, according to the story, was completely mystified by all things mathematical, fled the court and
Russia in deep humiliation. Diderot and Euler actually were in Russia at the same time, both at the invitation of the Czarina, but this is a joke at Diderot’s expense that neither Euler the man nor Euler the mathematician would have made. Even if it had been, Diderot—who was actually a fairly capable mathematician himself—would not have been stumped.