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  • Process Theology In The Bible

    Theology, 5). It should be understood that the changeable part of God would be His experience and not His nature (Thomas Jay Oord 2016); however, the changeable part of God could suggest a paradox due to His eternal nature. For proper understanding of infinity, consider David Hilbert’s hotel (Bell, 28-29). This imaginary hotel has an actual infinite number of rooms, and they are all full. Then an infinite number of new guests arrive and the manager makes room for them by having all the guests already in the hotel go to the room that is double their room number, thereby opening all the odd number rooms. Realize that the original number of guests was already infinite, and even though the manager made room for the new guests, the number of guests remains unchanged at infinity. With that understanding, also realize that no matter how high a person counts, there is always an infinite number left to be counted. The reverse is also true, imagine a person is counting down from negative infinity. If he could ever reach zero, then an infinite amount of time has already passed. The Bible says that God has been God since eternity past (Ps. 90:2). If the God of Process Theology is the God of the Bible, then He has been in process since infinity past and yet He is still in process. That is where the paradox is. Again, the God of Scripture is perfect (Ps. 18:30), ergo He does not need to process. Contrastingly, the God of Process Theology is at least in part, in process and is…

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  • Dangerous Knowledge

    This Documentary looks at four brilliant mathematicians; Cantor, Boltzmann, Godel, and Turing for their groundbreaking contributions to mathematics, but also for the mental anguish and personal tragedy in their lives. How big is infinity? What is thermodynamics? These seemingly simple questions are what drove four brilliant mathematicians to insanity and ultimately suicide. “Dangerous Knowledge” delves into the deeper side of mathematics by trying to understand nature through mathematics,…

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  • Should There Be Infinite

    To the best of our knowledge, humans are the only creatures on earth that are able to contemplate infinity. We commonly talk about the infinite universe (which cosmologists now tell us is almost certainly finite but unbounded), we speak of infinite number series, such as the set of even numbers, and we use it metaphorically, as in saying someone has “infinite patience.” Time itself is spoken of as infinite, though it is always tied to finite objects which are changing and we can 't even come…

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  • Comparing Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

    has a melancholy tone that reassures the reader that their loved ones will be with them even after they die, so they have no reason to cry. The poem “ Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep” by Mary Elizabeth Frye uses rhyming, imagery, and metaphors to make the point that when people die, their spirit will infinitely stay with their loved ones through everyday objects. The poem “Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep” uses metaphors to create the idea of infinity through comparing two unlike objects.…

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  • Philo's Argument Analysis

    Philo begins his argument from the existence of evil by introducing a few examples on why God has either not willed humanity’s happiness or that He does not believe that happiness is an essential component to the human condition. In his first argument, he asserts first that God is a moral being who values traits such a justice, kindness, and mercy. He then states that God’s scope is infinite, and he can perform whatever deeds he so wishes. Finally, he says that humanity is unhappy. This leads to…

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  • Real Self Deception Summary

    I found myself in an ironic position when I realized that I was self-deceiving myself when choosing which article, Real self-deception by Alfred R. Mele or Self-Deception as a Pretense by Tamar Szabo Gendler, I supported the most. The first article I read was Mele 's and his way of describing several points of his view confused me as well as some of them enlightened me. As I moved on to Gendler 's article, I found her way of explaining herself somehow more reader-friendly and hence more…

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  • Margery Kempe Analysis

    “Confusyd in hirself and hir owyn unstabylnes:” Plurality, Bricolage, and Infinite Regress in The Book of Margery Kempe There is a plurality of spiritual signifiers in The Book of Margery Kempe. We all know of Kempe’s “gift of tears,” of her ecstatic visions, her commitment to wearing white and creating a chaste marriage for herself. However irritating these signifiers may be, at first read the semiotics appear to be stable. Kempe cries readily when free association brings to mind the earthly…

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  • William Paley's Weak Analogy

    William Paley claimed that the universe itself is extraordinarily complex in its structure, as well as how it functions. Paley expresses his point by using an analogy involving a rock and watch. He states that we would not question the purpose for the stone being on the ground or anything further. However, if we found a watch laying on the ground, it would require an explanation as to why it was there. It may seem like common sense for us not to question the rock just because we know that a rock…

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  • Analysis Of The Objective Man

    “They know no other way to protect themselves against their bad conscience than to prose as the executors of more ancient or higher commands (of ancestors, the constitution, of right, the laws, or even of God).” (pg. 111) Those who command and are independent from the herd run into the problem of also lacking like the herd and they secretly suffer from this. They would try to cover this up by protecting themselves from their bad consciences and suffering. They will try to trick themselves that…

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  • Leibniz Evil Vs Evil Essay

    Evil is something that everyone sees and feels differently. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it in many ways ranging from “morally reprehensible” to simply “bringing sorrow, trouble, or destruction”. Obviously, evil is hard to describe and yet has been with us from the start. From a religious perspective, many cannot understand why an infinitely good being such as God would allow this evil suffering and pain to exist unless and feel betrayed by Him. Evil, to these people, is the direct…

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