posted by Jobar:
JD, I've heard others say similar things, but no one has ever been able to explain what it means. What makes you think that "God's reason" is superior? Why do you even claim such a thing exists? After all, you're just as human as I; we both must use the human version of reason. I think that all you can say here is that you have faith that God exists. And since the actions of God, as described in your preferred religious manual, are manifestly unreasonable by human standards of reason, you must therefore postulate that God reasons in a way which is superior to (though contradictory of) our sort. But that's my own, atheistic, answer to the question I ask; can you put it differently?
My response - later in:
Well, my perception of the mind of God is that, even on our best days, we don't come close to His most minute rationale. After all, His reasoning is reality...the best way I can think of to draw a parallel (with the understanding that all analogies are weak) is the Virtual Reality programmer's relationship to the environment and beings he/she creates. The inhabitants are limited by their environment. If I were in the enviroment, I would rationalize the environment to fit my perceptions, with no idea that there was a greater supra reality. A reality that is not created on the building blocks of bits and bytes, but a reality rationalized by an ultimate mind.