Mike Burke

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Richard Swinburn's theory of time
« on: December 18, 2016, 06:11:00 pm »
Would it be correct to say that Richard Swinburn and Allan Padgett view time as a separate reality that exists co-eternally with God?

I asked a priest I know what He thought of their views on time and he said "God cannot exist in time without time being a separate coeternal reality, which is contrary to sound theology."

Is that true?

He also said "God's thoughts are not composite, so the question of his experience of a sequence does not arise."

But I have difficulty thinking of God this way, and I keep wondering how Swinburn and Padgett would respond to this.

Does anyone have any idea?