Khetil, you have not commented on any of the answers,did they help.
Woops, sorry. Yes, thank you!
I like'd William's
; he got stuck on gender somewhat (a good commentary on that, by the way) and finished by saying he didn't believe it was answerable - which jives with what I believe to be a dominant mindset and a very relevant point. This is actually a central theme to me (an area of fascination in understanding human belief systems); that being, those areas of our beliefs that we must 'put on the faith shelf' (i.e., must be answered with the "We can't know <this>").
also had a don't-really know response but had the very-good observation that humankind's preoccupation has been what he's been up to since then - quite true I think.
(as well as Didy's
- to some extent), spoke well about (presumably your belief) god existing outside of time. I see this a lot and can definitely accept what I perceive to be the rationale behind it. If this is so, then any such a question wouldn't have much meaning.
I'd think this a worthy question - in a general sense - for folks of the deistic persuasion; what else, if anything, might god be up to? I'm guessing that - obviously - this depends on ones' conception, but is also precisely what makes it a good question for religious discussion. Another note; I see many opinions that don't consign god to a 'being' per say - an essence, an energy or 'binding concept'. Such a question wouldn't have much meaning - not really - to this belief system I'd guess.
Thanks for asking.
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Khethil, I wonder if you could imagine that the creation you inquire of remained incomplete until God was completed. That is to say that the creation was not the instant or the millenia but everything in between. Take for granted that the fossils of dinosaurs are today three dimentional but they simply existed as two dimentional figments in the constuct of the mind while the planet formed.
Ok, assumption entered.
And I'll have to admit, I've not heard this one before. It requires the mind to step off 'trusting the sense' and what we think we know, but again; it's possible. So, in this scenario/belief system, god would not be complete until the creation - of which we're talking - is complete?
I'm a little lost on that aspect, I'll admit. But fascinating concept. Thanks