Monday, September 18, 2006

not a mathematician

I don't think God is a mathematician because although he is omniscient (or whatever omni- all knowing is), Math is mankind's way to quantify how things are, so God probably doesn't deal in numbers. He gave us the ability to use numbers to explain to each other how large, heavy, or what path things are, but he didn't use math to create these things (thus, since he doesn't work in mathematical terms, he cannot, by definition, be a mathematician).

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." - Genesis 1:1


At 6:55 PM, Blogger Lockeman said...

Just a quick thought. Your Bible verse is correct, but somewhat openended. It says that God did create the heavens and the earth, but it doesn't say how. For all we know, God did use numbers, and just didn't tell us. It's not the first time... like other planets, the American continents, or those big scaly things, what were they? oh yeah Dinosaurs.

Sorry to play devil's advocate, but I don't really understand your logic that just because God gave us numbers to quantify our universe means God didn't use them for himself, pardon my gender usage.

The saying goes that "God doesn't play with dice." That doesn't mean God can't count or know the rules of the game.



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