Re: impassibility

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <>
Date: Sat Dec 03 2005 - 14:40:26 EST

The ancient question is about God's supposed time as much as any time
affecting us.

On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 07:19:51 -0500 "George Murphy" <>

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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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