Subject: RE: (urth) Silk's perception of time Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 10:59:29 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Don Dogget, agent of SMERSH, emerged from an alley and dropped the microfilm. When deciphered, it read: [...] > what we are saying is that God exists in the past, present,=20 > and future simultaneously and without differentiation. God=20 > isn't in the past, seeing the future, or in the future,=20 > seeing the past. God is always NOW. =20 Actually, I think this slightly reverses the usual understanding of the relationship between God-in-Eternity and Time. I would not say that God "is always NOW"; rather, I would say that God perceives past, present, and future as always-already=20 simultaneously present before God. To say that God is NOW almost=20 seems to restrict God, to place God in the NOW, whereas I posit that we want to say that no moment contains or can contain God. > In essence, when Silk saw Patera Pike pray=20 > to the Outsider for help he saw it as it happened (not as a=20 > vision of the past), and when he perceived that time had=20 > stopped in his present, time really had stopped. With this I completely concur -- God/the Outsider makes those moments "present" to Silk which Silk "needs" to perceive. --Blattid --