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The Sardar

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Salam/Peace dear siblings. I came across a claim of a "logical contradiction" against God. This person is technically criticizing Time and Free Will against God (if i said it right)

https://www.foundalis.com/rlg/time-god.htm

Could anyone please give a response here? I don't know who could help me out on this issue so i am hoping someone can give a good logical response on this.

 

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Re: Can anyone respond to this claim of "logical contradiction"?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 09:04:45 AM »
Can you do a small summary of what he is saying?
Is he saying the mind is material? Or the mind cannot exist in an immaterial world?

Then, where has he  defined and explained and showed the "mind"?
What about the hypotheseis/ Does it make sense?
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Re: Can anyone respond to this claim of "logical contradiction"?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 01:36:42 PM »
peace,

With regards to the 1st point: the key argument is "A time-less God means, above all, a non-cognitive entity."

Definition: cognition
the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.

If God is All-Knowing thus does not acquire knowledge/understanding makes God a "non-cognitive entity."


With regards to the 2nd point: the underlying assumption is that having knowledge about someone, to the extent that your knowledge is so complete that you know what they will choose means you forced them to do it, doesn't make sense to me. For example, if on Mondays the school canteen menu offers the option of fish and chips and you know your friend so well that you know they will order the fish and chips because you know what they're like, they love fish and chips, they always order it on mondays etc. When they do order it does that mean you forced them to order it?
Now some might say it was a guess and you never knew it for certain, but what if you were all-Knowing. When you have complete knowledge it's no longer a guess.
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Re: Can anyone respond to this claim of "logical contradiction"?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 11:09:06 AM »
If Wakas' summary is accurate, then regarding point 1 the following can be said:

God Is not timeless. God Encompasses all things (including time...that's why if you pray to God for a sign, you will possibly better see/understand the truth that God Knew when you would pray for a sign, and organised everything in advance to correspond with that time your prayed for a sign such that you would know God Is Omnipresent...encompassing all time and beings in relation to you and in relation to everyone else. God Coordinates Perfectly because God/Existence truly Is Perfect).

We don't know what it's like to be Omnipresent. We don't know what it's like to encompass all time and space. These are all unknowns to us. They are not know absurdities to us. So we cannot say that it is impossible for an Omnipresent being to be cognitive in the same way that we can say it is impossible for a triangle to be round.

A cognitive Omnipresent being is not absurd, HOWEVER, a being that has nothing to do with time being cognitive, is absurd. It is not the case that God has nothing to do with time. To have nothing to do with time is to be non-existent. A non-existent being cannot be cognitive.

A round triangle is absurd. An Omnipresent being being Cognitive/Self-Aware is not absurd.

Regarding the second point, so what if God Knows what you're going to choose before you choose to do it? You still choose.

It's not just that. God Chooses/Wills that you chose x. But obviously, it's still also what you chose. If you did not choose x then it cannot be said that God Chose/Willed that you choose x. God Could also Choose/Will that you do something without you choosing to do it. If you find your hand tapping yourself on the back against your will, then that's God Willing/Choosing that you be tapped on your back by your own hand. This is not the same as you choosing to tap yourself on your back.

It's absurd to say because G knew I would choose x before I even chose it, I never actually chose x.

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Re: Can anyone respond to this claim of "logical contradiction"?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 11:54:08 PM »
Q: Dear God, do you exist in time, or outside of it?
A: Both and if you ask further on which 'time layer' the answer is in all time layers including your time layer.

Q: Dear God, do you know what I am about to ask you now?
A: Yes, I don't experience time only like you do although I do also experience time like you do and more over I'm also exist in you! You're a part of me, every piece of creation is a part of me, no matter how you define it's border between something and something else, between someone and someone else as there's actually no border, I'm ALL and I'm exist in ALL including you. So what you're about to ask is actually what I'm about to ask to me. That's why I know it for certain what the question is once you thought about it. Or the flip side of it is the answer of the question that you're about to ask you will also find the answer from within your own self by your own self. Actually there is no possibility that you ask somebody else other than me, when you ask your teacher, I'm also exist in that teacher, when you ask your friend I'm also exist in your friend and when you ask yourself I'm also exist within your own self.