Thomas said:Good question and good responses!
If creation is a possibility, and God chooses not to realise that possibility, then what constrains Him? The question then, from this perspective, is not why did God create, but why would God act against his nature in not creating?
mikie8 said:As a non thiest i have pondered many times the question of gods/dietys motive for creation ?
faryal said:Looking at the way Allah (God) created this world, in this artful and with such an accuracy, its easy to ponder are these creation without purpose and without aim?
faryal said:“I was a hidden treasure and I wanted to be known, so, I created creatures and then they knew me by me”
Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine said:Assalamo alaikum, faryal
Thank you for posting those portions of the Qur'an and where to find them. I shall try to open a discussion up with one or more of the members of the Muslim Students Association here on campus who might help me understand your scriptures better.
sachetm said:I've pondered this, too and had to laugh at the response of "boredom" as that makes a lot of sense to me and indicates a sense of humor, which I can't imagine God as not having.
However, after thinking more about it, the best I've come up with is the principle of recursion, where at some point "isness" and "non-isness" become one and the same. The fact that we experience "isness," or creation, is simply a matter of where we sit when viewing things.
The closest explanation I can come to in a physical (isness) way is that of black holes, which appear to be non-isness or nothing. I'm sure there's some mathmatical corollary but not being a mathmatician, I've no idea what it might be.
The only other thing that's clear to me is that the primary distinction between isness and non-isness is time. Time is required for isness but doesn't seem to be necessary for God--the whole shebang. Subtract time from the equation and I suspect you might just have God.
Where's some weed when you need it to get to the next level?