What if there were a God that moved at 99.99999% the speed of light?

Javelin

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Well, essentially if everything he created also moved at his speed... then time would be much slower for him and his creations relative to the rest of us. So what he creates in 7 days would seem much longer for us.
 

Electric Amish

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Hard to say since we don't know what it entails for him to create something. She may just have to snap her fingers.

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SirFshAlot

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How long would they take to do what?

yeah, I left a lot of room for interpretation

What I was getting at, though, is the inferences made through bible interpretation, that God created the world in 7 days.

7 days is OUR reference point.
Is that an absolute time frame?
 

Elledan

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#1 what if there are an infinite number of gods that are moving at 99.9999% of the speed of light?

#2 out of which substances does this or do those god(s) exist?
 

IJump

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#3 Whay does it have to be 99.99999% the speed of light? Why not 150% or 2000%?
 

SirFshAlot

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#1 what if there are an infinite number of gods that are moving at 99.9999% of the speed of light?

then there would be a lot of gods(?)

#2 out of which substances does this or do those god(s) exist?

I don't know, but thanks for asking.
 

Athanasius

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<< 7 days is OUR reference point.
Is that an absolute time frame?
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No, The first &quot;days&quot; of genesis are not an absolute time frame.

The earliest thinkers of the Christian church often felt the same way, even though they had no &quot;scientific pressure' to contend with. Consider this reference from Augustine's City of God, Book 11, chapters 6:



<< [Prior to the beginning] no time could then be past, because there was no creature by whose movements its duration could be measured. . . .The fact is that the world was made simultaneously with time, if, with creation, motion and change began. . . .As for these 'days,' it is difficult, perhaps impossible to think--let alone explain in words--what they mean >>



This was written around 420 A.D. So much for the modern myth that the Church has always taught that the days of Genesis were literal twenty-four hour days.

Until a creature exists who is born in time and has the ability to measure ansd observe time, all literary forms which speak of preceding existence must be recognized as metaphor, not science. That doesn't mean such metaphor isn't true. . .

Truth masters metaphor and communicates the incommunicable.
 

Mikal

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Pepe can't go that fast..... not enough energy in the universe to propel his bulk.....
 

yakko

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We would have to first know what God is before we could apply the standard laws of physics to his creations. If you read the book Inherit The Wind based on the Scopes Monkey Trial you will see that part of the defense was that know one knew how long the first day was. Finally would it make a difference how long it took?
 

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<< #3 Whay does it have to be 99.99999% the speed of light? Why not 150% or 2000%? >>



because nothing can move faster than the speed of light. It is like an asymptote. You can get close to it, but you can never reach it.
 

Athanasius

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<< Pepe can't go that fast..... not enough energy in the universe to propel his bulk..... >>



Hypothetically speaking, does God-if-He-exists have a material mass?

Is God limited to the amount of energy available in the universe?
 

Elledan

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<< anyone here think there is more then one god? >>


I do. If there are indeed 'gods', then there will be an infinite number of gods.

It does make a lot of sense if you realize that such a force will not be one individual, but an infinite number of individuals, constantly changing and never the same.
 

TripleJ

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<< #3 Whay does it have to be 99.99999% the speed of light? Why not 150% or 2000%? >>

because nothing can move faster than the speed of light. It is like an asymptote. You can get close to it, but you can never reach it.




Well, there are things that are belived and were believed to move faster than the speed of light. The very first stages were believed to move faster than the speed of light. And dark matter is meant to go faster than the speed of light, zipping in and out of our time. :)
 

tom3

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<< It does make a lot of sense if you realize that such a force will not be one individual, but an infinite number of individuals, constantly changing and never the same. >>



I beg to differ. If something is thought of as the origion of all things we know, that something is logically singular. But then, perhaps we differ in our fundemental logic? :)

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I believe the idea that there are multiple gods, and that they are constantly changing and never the same is an &quot;easy way out&quot; if you were to believe if higher powers. Afterall, how can you be accountable for anything and how can anything you do be right or wrong if there is no absolute (never-changing). but that's just my thoughts, of course.
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SirFshAlot

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not enough energy in the universe to propel his bulk.....

you assume that this hypothetical being isn't energy?
 

ManSnake

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What if there were a God that moved at 99.99999% the speed of light?

I think you better edit your title soon, if there really is a God, he wouldn't be too happy if you refer to him as &quot;that&quot;!
 

Elledan

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<< I believe the idea that there are multiple gods, and that they are constantly changing and never the same is an &quot;easy way out&quot; if you were to believe if higher powers. Afterall, how can you be accountable for anything and how can anything you do be right or wrong if there is no absolute (never-changing). but that's just my thoughts, of course. >>


I see your point, but I can't agree with it. There's namely no absolute 'right' and 'wrong'. It's all relative, depending on time, place and person(s).

One of those individual consciousnesses of this force could have created life, after which this consciousness ceased to exist and transformed into another consciousness.

I don't see how this would be an 'easy way out'.