Ibn Taymiyyah wrote:If God is ultimately perfect: why does he do things?
How do we understand the fact that God does things in light of the fact that He is ultimately perfect.
Before creating the heavens and earth God was ultimately perfect.
Did the act of creating the heavens and earth increase His perfectness? Was there any room for His perfectness to increase in the first place?
Or is it that He willed for things to happen in eternity and they happen without Him doing anything?
edonnelly wrote:Perhaps the problem is our concept of time. We view time as either past, present or future. Perhaps God exists independent of time (another of His creations) and sees the whole universe (past, present and future) as a single entity.
[As a side note, I would like to add that a universe without time would certainly simplify some of those verb forms.]
Emma_85 wrote:there, now that we have all stated our opinions can we drop the subject?
(or if you would like a discussion on religion I beg you post here Ibn Taymiyyah - you may be interested in reading what others here on textkit have already discussed when it comes to religion)
God is not perfect because he doesn't exist.
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