Originally posted by checkbaiter
If God could create billions of stars and name them each, if he has created every part of the human body including the brain, then why should he not be able to recreate an exact duplicate with duplicate thoughts, etc.?
I did mention that possibility, and did say that it was the most reasonable explanation I had heard to date. I am not questioning Gods ability. I would however like more clarification on a number of details:
1. What exactly would he be recreating? A new brain exactly as mine was at some point in time, or some other mechanism that simulates a brain?
2. What point in time would be recreated?
People that suffered from any kind of ailment will be healed.
What constitutes ailment, and what constitutes healing?
If someone is born with Downs Syndrome, will they be 'healed'?
If someone has a low IQ, will they be 'healed'?
If someone has lost their memory, will they be 'healed' and would this constitute restoring their memories, and if so, which ones?
I do not know, there are many unknowns here in the area you seek.
But its world speculating don't you think? Thinking about what the possibilities are, and what the implications would be?
But I am curious as to why you would even ask these kinds of questions...
Is it to gloat over us not having all the answers? What is your point?
I find it a fascinating topic. I have always wondered what it would be like to be cloned exactly. Is the clone me? If we are ever able to upload our brains to a computer, would I want to do so? Would that be me?
I have tried to discuss this many times on this forum but for some reason theists never want to take part. In fact, your contribution is probably the best I have had to date, so thank you.
so what do you think of the issues I raise above? I am not expecting you to know exactly what God will do or how he will do it, I just want to know what you think about the possibilities and implications.
Another interesting thought experiment:
If you die. Then I resurrect your five year old self. Would that be you?
If I could promise to resurrect your five year old self after your death, would you care?