Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Atemporal Persons

MYTH
A timeless person cannot exist

Some individuals claim that there can be no atemporal persons because persons must be capable of remembering, reflecting, deciding, anticipating, and deliberating, etc. However, William Lane Craig points out that these are common but not essential characteristics of personhood. Self-consciousness and free volition constitute personhood, and these are not inherently temporal. The timeless God has maximal understanding, awareness, and knowledge (omniscience) in one vision of Himself and all of reality. [1]

[1] http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/02/god-is-omniscient-in-sense-that-he.html