…He is always creating?
This is related to a philosophical discussion I am having with an acquaintance on another forum.
So far, as I understand it, I’ve told him that God is the uncaused cause. He has completely no room for potential, and is completely and utterly actual.
Thus, since He is a Creator, one of His actualities is that in some way or another He is always creating. His reply:
**How does one not change mentally when creating? **Different things to think about and consider between creating a dog, and a fungus. Even if it’s just an image of ‘being there’, it requires an new image of something being there versus not having been there.
Emphasis is my own.
First question: Is there something wrong with my argument? Something seems odd about saying that God is constantly creating. Am I right to say this?
Second: The quote above (bolded part especially).
First question: Is there something wrong with my argument? Something seems odd about saying that God is constantly creating.
I’m replying to him in this way:
I honestly don’t know how it works. I think theologians and philosophers have been wracking their brains over this for millenia.
Myself being an amateur, I might well be wrong. But it seems to me that it must logically follow that if all things have a cause, there must, somewhere, be an uncaused cause. This uncaused cause, which we will call God, must have absolutely no potential to be changed, or else God would be caused by something else and would not be God. Therefore, God must be completely actual. He must therefore always be loving, and always be creating.
Am I right to say this?