bahman wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:49 pm
There are two states of affairs when it comes to act creation. These two state of affair are: (1) God only and (2) God and creation. The second state of affair follows the first one so there must be a substance which separate these state of affairs so called time, otherwise the act of creation is ill-defined. Either time is a emergent phenomena related to act of creation or not. The act of creation is impossible in the first case since time cannot be at the same time an emergent phenomena and a substance which allows the creation itself. The act of creation is possible in the second case but that makes God subject to time.
Of course God is subject to time.
He is simply not limited by the physiological parameters that dictate the phenomenon of time that we are subject to as corporeal beings.
In other words, God is not restricted by the speed of light.
If the universe is actually the mind of God (as is implied in Berkeleyan idealism), then God could reach any point in the universe “instantly” (at the speed of thought), in the same way that we can reach any point within our own minds instantly.
However, just because God could instantly access areas of the universe that would take us earthlings (us “matterlings”) billions of years to reach,...
...it does not mean that he and his creative acts are not subject to the forward-moving arrow of time within his own unique and transcendent context of existence.
It is time for us to realize that most of our counter-intuitive ideas regarding the creative intelligence presiding over this universe - ideas that lead to the types of paradoxes that bahman is attempting to argue in this thread - are no doubt wildly off-the-mark.