Weblog of a Christian philosophy student

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

The way infinite God theology works

1. Find a way to place the answers to theological and philosophical questions outside of what humans can ever know.
2. Explain why God didn't do a better job of making it possible for us to know the answers.
3. Doing number 1 is easy. The question is, how does one explain why God didn't make it possible for us to know the answers? He's all-powerful after all. You can use the 'possessiveness' of infinity (∞ + ∞ = ∞) to explain this. We had to be partly infinite, because only God can be completely infinite (only one infinity allowed), and the answer to these questions lies on 'infinite level' reasoning which partly infinite beings can't have. So our reasoning is on the wrong 'level' to understand the answers. And because we have an infinite soul, many of these answers (e.g. the nature of free will, why we suffer) apply to humans as well as to God.

There remains the question of what sense do we make of an infinite object.

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