Arguments for and against the existence of God

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by Alan McDougall, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Hesperado Don't immanentize the eschaton Registered Senior Member


    The ancient philosophers of the Graeco-Roman world (many of whom eventually became Christians) probed this issue of God's perfection.

    Neo-Platonic philosophy tried to figure out ways to express the paradox of a perfect self-sufficient God who nevertheless created.

    If God from eternity is perfect, then He is self-sufficient, then he has no need to create.

    What would be the motive for an eternally perfect, self-sufficient God to create at a certain "moment"?

    The neo-Platonic philosopher wrestled with this question, and basically said it's a mystery, and offered only poetic images to express that mystery -- that the event of God creating was like a cauldron "bubbling over" from being too full of itself. He developed many other poetic images to express the same paradox.

    The point is, Creation is a paradox; and no amount of logic will dissolve that wonder into something manageably comprehensible.
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement

    to hide all adverts.

Share This Page