To say that God is simple is not saying that God is somehow simple-minded, or that he is a primitive prototype as against later and more advance models. To say that God is simple is to say, first, that in God all his attributes are essential. There are no optional extras in God, something added on to the basic product. It is not the case with God that some attributes are primary, some secondary... Simplicity minimizes the desiergner-deity tendency humans have, the urge to pick and mix the attributes we personally like the best... Second, simplicity means that all God's attributes are integrated. God is not a mixture or composition of more basic principles, into which he can be divided... As all the attributes are equally essential, so all the attributes are inseparable. So simplicity means we cannot set God's attributes in opposition to each other: his is a pitying truth and a truthful pity.