God and time

God, Time, and the Future. What Does God Know?

I am a finite being and bound by time and space; I can only be in one place at a time, and can only be in the current moment. For me the past is gone and the future has not yet happened; only the current moment actually exists. I can remember or read about things that have happened before the current moment and I can guess what will happen in the future, either because in my experience it always has (the sun appearing in the sky every day) or because I am planning on it to happen. But I have …

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An Atheistic Worldview

And if there is no creator, then there is really no purpose for this universe, for humanity, or for any individual. Humanity is nothing more than an insignificant infection on an infinitesimal speck in the cosmic expanse. Even if an explanation for the origin of the universe, and for life and mind, could be provided, the result would be the same; there is no overarching purpose for any of it. We are nothing more than an accidental byproduct of naturalist processes, which themselves are coincidental, at work in an accidental universe.

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Why An Imperfect Creation?

I am generally happy with my life and the world I live in.  While I could easily find ways to improve it, it is OK the way it is.  But I know that is not true of everyone, or even the majority of folks.  For many, life is hard and they just barely manage to survive; many failing to do even that.  We live in an imperfect world: natural disaster, disease and human choices, both our own and others, cause untold suffering; not just to people, but to every creature that inhabits this planet.  While, as a race, we might …

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Making Sense of it All

There seems to be two general thoughts regarding this universe and the life it contains.  Either it was intentionally and purposefully created.  Or it just happened randomly, without purpose.  While there may be some other broad category that I am unaware of, it seems like everyone I have ever discussed this with, read about, or listened to fell into one of these camps.  And some of them quite adamantly so. But does it really matter what you believe about how our universe, and life, came to exist?  Is it more than just an academic question?  While I believe that some …

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What Purpose, Apart From God?

Does your life have purpose, a reason for being?  The answer to that question is really dependant on the existence of an intentional creator; a creator for this universe, and so, indirectly, you.  Is this universe and all it contains the product of a creator; God?  Or is it just the product of random chance? Most people I have talked with seem to feel like their life has purpose; purpose gives meaning to life, and it keeps me going when life isn’t fun. Google defines purpose as “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something …

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