Originally posted by robbie carrobie
…God HAS ALWAYS existed "OUTSIDE" the realms of TIME
God has always existed "outside" the realms of time, nor is he subject to its rigours as are humans, evolution smevolution, you cannot pass your fantasies off here Mr.Hamilton as if it were a reality, please, have some decency!
That appears to me to be a logical self-contradiction:
“HAS” is PAST tense implying a ’before’ some point in TIME (the present point of time in this case) and “ALWAYS” implies “at all points in TIME”.
Therefore, to say “God HAS ALWAYS existed…” implies he has always existed at all points in TIME which I believe tautologically means the same thing as “god has always existed “IN” TIME“. And yet your above statement as a whole logically contradicts this by implying that “god has NEVER existed INSIDE time” by the words “HAS ALWAYS existed "OUTSIDE"..…”
It would be more logically consistent to say either:
“God HAS ALWAYS existed "INSIDE" the realms of TIME”
“God HAS NEVER existed "OUTSIDE" the realms of TIME”
(although I think simply “God HAS NEVER existed”!