“No one ponders” (Dostoevsky, The Adolescent)
The modern world knows that great complexity characterizes mathematical and physical proofs, engagements in war, the workings of DNA, even football plays. Just getting to work in the morning implicates complicated considerations. But the relations of God to the world and of the individual to God are supposedly simple. Unlike Einstein before his blackboard full of equations, these are matters one supposedly knows off the top of one’s head.
As Heidegger put the matter concisely: “The most thought-provoking thing is that nothing provokes our thought.”