Problems With God Existing Outside Time.

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June 18, 2013 by Zerub Roberts

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One of the problems with the view that God exists “outside” time is this – Being outside time implies that He doesn’t experience temporal becoming i.e, he doesn’t experience any sort of change, because change implies time.

Now this would put limit on His nature and prevent Him from experiencing a lot of wonderful things, making him incapable of enjoying them – For example, take music. One of the key aspects of music appreciation requires the flow of consciousness all throughout. You cannot enjoy music atemporally. You need to be in time, and go along with the flow of music.

Now, if one has a notion of God as “the most perfect Being”, how could a being incapable of enjoying music be perfect? Doesn’t His lack of music appreciation challenge his perfection? And most importantly, why have the faithful, all thought history spent so much time and intelligence trying to compose and sing stuff that He can’t even enjoy?!

The next time I go to church, I’ll bloody make sure I’m gonna ask this question. Either you should quit having music (you could just utter words).. or you should get a new theology.

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2 thoughts on “Problems With God Existing Outside Time.

  1. Thomas says:

    Just because I cannot comprehend it does not make it impossible for our God to enjoy music outside of time.

    • Thomas, the trouble isn’t with the lack of comprehension. Being outside time implies an inability to experience ‘the flow of time’, with is a prerequisite for music appreciation.

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