Wednesday, October 27, 2010

L 5.23

William Lane Craig claims that the cause of the universe must be personal since someone had to will the universe into existence at some point. Morriston responds that “if God is timelessly eternal there was never a moment in time when God did not will into existence this universe”. (p. 86)

The objection is built on the assumption that even though God might be timeless, He is incapable of experiencing events as discrete. If He can experience events as discrete entities to themselves, then He could have at some point willed the universe into being as Craig suggests thus, justifying a personal creator as opposed to an impersonal force or the universe just existing as brute fact.

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