Re: If god exists, what created god?

Richard Ottolini (stgprao@sugarland.unocal.COM)
2 May 1995 15:07:20 GMT

In article <>,
Gil Hardwick <> wrote:
>Note that the claim is not that God exists, only that God IS (L. Deus
>est) . . . whatever. Like astronomers claim that space (or whatever)
>IS . . . whatever.

These are fundamentally different ways of explaining things
and your analogy of astronomical space is incorrect.
And astronomer would ASSUME some theory of space for explaining
or predicting observations. The theory could change if new data
came along. A theory that survives many tests can operationally
be thought to be essentially "true", but could proven false at some time.

Most concepts of God I know about are not testable or disprovable
in this fashion, so beyond the discourse of science.
there may or may not be ways of knowing about things outside of science,
but would not be meaningful to science. And this knowledge could be
congruent to what science learns, but doesn't have to be.