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Single Idea 15196

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 5. God and Time]

Full Idea

Is God within, or outside time? How can God causally interact with the universe? How are 'all times present to God'? If the future is not real, can God not know the future? How would he then be omniscient? Does God know the truth of tensed assertions?

Gist of Idea

God being inside or outside of time both raise a group of difficult problems


Robin Le Poidevin (Intro to 'Questions of Time and Tense' [1998], 6)

Book Reference

'Questions of Time and Tense', ed/tr. Le Poidevin,R [OUP 2002], p.9

A Reaction

This lot constitutes one of the main reasons why I cannot believe in God. In brief, the concept is incoherent. The metaphysical convolutions needed to reconcile these problems smack of the absurd aspects of medieval theology.