Plato’s theory suggests everything (every ‘thing’, idea, feeling, concept…anything at all that exists) has an archaetype, an existing perfected version of itself in Heaven. Obviously ‘evil’ does not exist in Heaven, but this is clearly not a problem if you see evil as the negation of good rather than a creative force in itself.
- If ‘ideas’ have heavenly versions then is God partly ‘pleasure itself’ or is this ridiculous, he cannot be an abstraction, in which case he is the creator of pleasure without ‘pleasure’ being a part of his substance…?
- ‘Dracula’ is a well loved book/fiction/idea. I would say (and many would agree) that to enjoy such a story is not sinful, nor is such a story sinful in itself. Logically it would appear to have as much ‘merit’ to be perfected in God’s being as anything else?
- If God is all these things (and many more things), does it follow that anything may have an ‘infinite’ quality if they are (all be it ‘small’) attributes of His endless being?
None of this is attempting to be controversial, by the way. I’m just putting things VERY plainly. The answers may be simply ‘no’ and ‘not likely!’ 'Whatever the answer, God is infinite good and Love. Amen.