Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:24 am
TGB wrote:And I don’t have any problems that are solved by positing an atemporal experience at the foundation of all things.
Well for one, it causes problems for perfect precognition of the future on God's part. But that's only a superficial problem. The bigger one is the perfect synchronicity between the past, present and future. How is God's plan perfect if he's not in control of the future at the same time as the present or the past?
TGB wrote:By what means does he “effect” the creation of time freely and contingently by an exercise of will sans time?
I think that this problem can be solved by the theory I set out that the Father is outside of time while the Son is within (though time is also subject to the Son). Thus, since the Son existed from the beginning (as at least most Christians believe) then time may have been created instead by him.