Originally posted by knightmeister
Why is some timeless dimension always considered so impossible or freaky? Many on this forum talk about time being merely a dimension of the universe , nothing more or less than that. Maybe time is is just something that exists in our universe. Who knows what dimensions also exist in life.
It's only because we live in time (causal sequenced events) that we find the whole thing so hard to imagine.
Perhaps because our whole language is structured around time any description of God therefore becomes meaningless. For example, the gerund "being" denotes the present-participal of "to be"; to say God is a "Being" is to attribute a sense of time (that God is being); therefore, the very act of being linguistically necessitates time. God cannot be outside of time, because to be involves time.
Furthermore, to exist is a time-dependent act. Therefore, to exist outside of time is a contradiction. For God to exist outside of time would entail a feat in which He both is outside of time yet relies on time.
I therefore see the idea of God as a being outside time as meaningless. If such a God does exist, then any language will be unable to formulate any description of what that being constitutes.
EDIT: Just to elaborate for the point of clarity: say the question is asked "Does God exist?" This question is the linguististic equivalent of "Is God existing?" Now, the participal "existing" is continuous (it means that if God is existing, he was existing then, and is existing now.) However, as God is beyond time, he is therefore not existing (because there is no distinction between then and now. There is no perception of continuousness). The whole subject of God then collapses into an absurdity if we discuss God as outside of time.