Re: appearance of history
Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Mon, 09 Feb 1998 13:22:15 -0500 (EST)
At 05:21 PM 2/7/98 -0400, David Campbell wrote:
>>I must say that if I were God I would find the statement that "I am
>>misleading in creating an appearance of history" to be rather offensive.
>>Imagine the creature chastising God for being omnipotent.
>I'm using "appearance of history" to refer to traces of a past, not
>necessary for the function of something if it had been created
>instantaneously. The wine at Cana had apparent age, but not apparent
>God does not lie (or otherwise sin). Therefore, I find the suggestion that
>He created things with an appearance of history theologically questionable.
>It's not impossible that there is some function, not yet evident (e.g.,
>Dorothy Sayers's analogy of a allusions to the past in a novel). The
>alternative that creation accurately reflects how it was created seems much
>more credible to me.
I am not sure how you know that: "the wine at Cana had apparent age, but not
history." You did not test that wine, did you?