The Divine Attributes...

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  • THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES...
    • God is 'maximally great' and the most perfect being that could exist: Augustine: "something than which nothing more excellent or sublime exists"
    • God is personal, with an ideal mind: perfect intellect and perfect will. God is immutable (cannot change) and therefore cannot have a body (he is a temporal being)
    • Omnipotent: Perfect power
      • Can God do evil? No because he is perfectly good. But this is a lack of power.
        • Either God chooses not to do evil orevil is an absence of good so you cant have the 'power' to do evil
        • Omnisicent: Perfect Knowledge
          • If God knows everything can we have free will? WE must have free will or why would God need to judge us after we die. Either:
            • God is eternal and sees all of time simultaneously, he knows what i will do but that doesnt me he forced me to do it.
              • This would mean God has no knowledge of temporally indexed truths or practical knowledge so he isnt omniscient
            • God is everlastingso he is inside time and has knowledge of temporally indexed truths and practical knowledge. Also he cannot see the future so there is not issue with free will
              • If God doesnt know the future he isnt omnsicient. And he would learn more as time when on meaning he isnt immutable
                • It could be aregued that its not possible to know the future and therefore God knows everything it is possible to know at any given time
        • Omnibenevolence:  Perfect Goodness
      • Wade Savage: Paradox of the stone: Could God create a stone too heavy for himself to lift?
        • Omnipotence may just be the power to do anything logically possible
    • Omnisicent: Perfect Knowledge
      • If God knows everything can we have free will? WE must have free will or why would God need to judge us after we die. Either:
        • God is eternal and sees all of time simultaneously, he knows what i will do but that doesnt me he forced me to do it.
          • This would mean God has no knowledge of temporally indexed truths or practical knowledge so he isnt omniscient
        • God is everlastingso he is inside time and has knowledge of temporally indexed truths and practical knowledge. Also he cannot see the future so there is not issue with free will
          • If God doesnt know the future he isnt omnsicient. And he would learn more as time when on meaning he isnt immutable
            • It could be aregued that its not possible to know the future and therefore God knows everything it is possible to know at any given time
    • Omnibenevolence:  Perfect Goodness
    • God is everlasting: exists thoughout time and Eternal: exists outside of time so it makes no effect on him
    • Transendence: God exists outside the univerce (he created it so he cant be reduciable to it) and hes not spacial so he cant be within the univerce
      • If God transends time then how can he be active within time? How can he be outside of the univerce and personal to us?
        • Immanence: God is within everything
          • THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES...
            • God is 'maximally great' and the most perfect being that could exist: Augustine: "something than which nothing more excellent or sublime exists"
            • God is personal, with an ideal mind: perfect intellect and perfect will. God is immutable (cannot change) and therefore cannot have a body (he is a temporal being)
            • Omnipotent: Perfect power
              • Can God do evil? No because he is perfectly good. But this is a lack of power.
                • Either God chooses not to do evil orevil is an absence of good so you cant have the 'power' to do evil
              • Wade Savage: Paradox of the stone: Could God create a stone too heavy for himself to lift?
                • Omnipotence may just be the power to do anything logically possible
            • God is everlasting: exists thoughout time and Eternal: exists outside of time so it makes no effect on him
            • Transendence: God exists outside the univerce (he created it so he cant be reduciable to it) and hes not spacial so he cant be within the univerce
              • If God transends time then how can he be active within time? How can he be outside of the univerce and personal to us?
                • Immanence: God is within everything
                  • One suggestion is that Gods actions don't take place in time but the effects of those actions do
          • One suggestion is that Gods actions don't take place in time but the effects of those actions do

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