I have heard many on this forum argue that something being outside "time" is a silly idea. I have been told that it's incoherent or illogical. But what is time exactly...
1) I define time as a description of a sequence of events in the known universe.
2)So , if there are parallel universes then presumably those universes would also have their own sequences of events?
3)If 2) is true then it's entirely logical to imagine that in some universes those sequences might not run concurrently with our universe's events.
4) Each universe could have it's own "time" with some universes running longer or faster than others.
5) A being within such a parallel universe could be logically said to be "outside" the realm of the time of our universe. Such a being would not be confined or restricted by our time.
6) Do we think that there would be one great big TIME overarching all the universes or lots of individual "times" all existing within separate universes?
7) I reason that if there are millions of parallel universes (or even just one) then all there would have to be is one sentient being in such a universe and he would be the equivalent of "God" , ie a being outside of the time of our universe and not constrained within it.
8) So you have a choice , either abandon parallel universes as a silly idea (even though the scientific community seems to think it's not a bad one) or accept that a sentient being could logically exist outside of the time (sequence of events) within our known universe.
9) The only other option would be to adopt some mystical , pseudo Newtonian TIME that covers all the universes possible , but that would require further explanation because such a TIME would be outside our time anyway.
10 ) My position is that once we understand that time is not really a big deal , it's simply an expression of causal events in our universe then it's not so fantastical to think that something could exist outside of this time. We could of course say that nothing can exist "outside of time" because the known universe is all that there is. But we don't really know whether that is true or not. For all we know our universe may only be a speck in the corner of some greater reality (God or otherwise)
11) If scientists are allowed to speculate reasonably about parallel universes without being labelled as "incoherent" then cannot a theist also speculate about the concept of "outside of time".
12) Before you adopt and unthinking kneejerking Atheist stance on this , just think for a second. What is there in what I have said that is soooo ridiculous?