Tuesday, June 24, 2008
An Enigma of the Ineffable : Omnipresence
On ER's blog a few weeks ago there was a discussion about "Good" and "God" and how God did Good. I dance around an idea that indicated that God didn't do "Good" as man see it it for God is Omnipresent and knows what's happening, will happen and has happened, and some events 'on that time line' will not be seen as good by man.
Well anyway, for my own record I want to make a few observations and point to a simple article that would bare on this.
Enigma: One that is puzzling, ambiguous, inexplicable, perplexing, or a riddle.
Ineffable: Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable.
Omnipresence: The ability to be present in every place at any, and/or every, time; unbounded or universal presence. It is related to the concept of ubiquity, the ability to be everywhere at a certain point in time.
We all "Know" that "Time" has a direction. It moves from the past, through the present and into the future. Right?
Well it sure seems that way.
Us humans on earth today perceive time to move in that one direction. Problem is that, " The basic laws of physics work equally well forward or backward in time."
There are serious theoreticians that think our, "...universe may be part of a much larger multi verse, which as a whole is time-symmetric. Time may run backwards in other universes."
Now if you want to pursue that line of thought in a scientific format check out the article : The Cosmic Origins of Time's Arrow. by Sean Carroll in the June 2008 issue of Scientific American.
Now here is my "Religious" point of the discussion. Even though our view of existence means that the future looks different from the past, God, "being" outside of existence sees them all as the same. The future, present, past, being all the same, ipso facto, omnipresence.