This is not meant to be a flippant remark (but you must agree it makes for a catchy title )
One concept that I have always struggled with is that God is neccessarily eternal and existant. Sometimes I find theists use this just as a way of stopping dead the perfectly valid question 'If the universe has to have a creator then who or what created the creator (and so on ad infinitum). As a way of preventing infinite regress it is an understandable, if not necessarily reasonable, argument.
In my experience it is also often used in conjunction with the argument that the universe is inexplicably complex and obviously designed (Paley’s watchmaker argument), or the argument from fine tuning. When countered with the observation that God must therefore be more complex and designed than his creations and therefore require a designer himself one is met with the rejoinder that ‘no that is ridiculous because he is quite simple really and you can’t ask questions about who created God because you just can’t’.
If that is the case is it then permissible to say (in the same way that the theist can point to the fine tuning argument and say ‘what are the odds that the parameters of the universe are such that a slight deveation in any of them would render the universe unfit for intelligent life’ ) ‘what are the odds that a self-existent being will be perfectly loving, kind, honest, just etc… ?’ such that a slight deviation in any of them (e.g. a little bit unloving or just a little bit unfair etc…) would render him capable of treating his creation quite badly while never being less than perfect?
As for the title of the thread - if God is self-existent and eternal then I contend (not entirely in jest) that he is the luckiest being ever as he has won the lottery of lotteries (I wonder what that would look like in Greek alongside the age of ages ). He can never be wrong, incomplete, brought to account, etc… And what is 33 years on earth plus a death that was no worse than that of many other criminals in the Roman period compared to his eternal status of blessedness and glory.
In one sense God cannot be said to be ‘lucky’ to be the most powerful being in existence because his probability of being who he is (if he exists at all) is exactly 1; so luck doesn’t come into it.
If I am in danger of bringing the board into disrepute I will withdraw this thread but I am genuinely interested in hearing your replies/rebuttals.