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Posted by Harvey on June 4, 2003 18:54:23 UTC

***This is going to be good. In #9 you say "God and the Universe are one and there is no creation per se." Does creation require sentience, or can the whole of the universe's intelligence - God if you will - be less than its "accidental" or "random" (for lack of better words) creation?***

What do you mean by 'less than'? The term 'God' has to have some meaning, otherwise it is redundant for randomness or 'behaving as the universe is found by physics to behave'. Certainly not a reason to invoke God's name.

Rather, for the term God to be on any use it all, the term should be applied to something metaphysical (e.g., a law, a principle, a truth, a sentience, etc). Sentience is not absolutely necessary, which is why I didn't include it in #9, although it could certainly be an attribute of the Universe either as part of the Universe itself or as an emergent feature that is required to be exhibited in a universe (e.g., us).

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