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  •  In the idea of dimensions (5+ / 0-)

    It occurred to me that if all things were possible with infinite numbers of dimensions that one of these would have 'God' in them. 'He' would then be able to go anywhere anytime. But there would also be the opposite or 'Satan's' dimension too. In other words two extreme sides but does science suggest this is possible or no?

    •  Time for some fun. (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, paradise50

      I think you may be confusing universes with dimensions.

      So for arguments sake it is possible to describe and encompass all possible universes, containing all possible outcomes using just 10 dimensions.

      Here is a link to a useful YouTube video describing this idea.

      However.  The argument you make from there falls into a typical Theist argument for the existence of God.

      It goes something like this.

      There are an infinite number of possible universes.
      It is possible that in some of those universes God exists.
      Since God is Omnipresent, he therefore must exist in all universes.

      This is often used as part of and in conjunction with the Kalam cosmological argument. Which is summed up thusly.

      Everything that has a beginning must be created.
      The universe has a beginning, therefore
      The universe must be created and therefore have a creator.

      The problem with the first is that it allows for an infinite number of Gods.

      The second begs the question who created God, only answered with special pleading, ie, God is infinite.

      In all of the world's problems religion has never been the solution

      by Tailgunner30uk on Sat May 18, 2013 at 04:18:24 PM PDT

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    •  Satan and his alleged existence is a whole nother (2+ / 0-)
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      topic.  I heard someone say the other day and I think he's absolutely correct, that without a book of fiction - The Divine Comedy - the concept of the great Satan as a punitive red, scaly demon with a bifurcated tail and carrying a hayfork* would not exist.  And what about the lesser imps and demons?

      The bible is a lot more subtle vis a vis Satan than Dante would have him appear in our nightmares.  One could in my opinion reasonably deduce from the bible alone that "Satan" is actually an allegory for the baser nature of man himself.

      *description is that of George Clooney's character Everett McGill in "O Brother Where Art Thou."

      Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

      by ZedMont on Sat May 18, 2013 at 04:30:21 PM PDT

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