Re: impassibility

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Sat Dec 03 2005 - 07:19:51 EST

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  From: D. F. Siemens, Jr.
  Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 11:42 PM
  Subject: Re: impassibility

  To my mind, all such speculation comes a cropper with the ancient question: What was God doing before he created the universe? It would seem that we have to posit infinite time before, unless we adopt a Neoplatonism that has the creator of the universe being created. Such an emanation could be temporal, but requires a nontemporal ultimate deity.

  If the time of the world is transcended by God's time then it is quite consistent to say that God created the world's time, & that it had a beginning, & is therefore not infinite, without saying that God is limited to that created time. You don't seem to be considering such possibilities seriously.

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