Wednesday, January 04, 2006

His own sweet time

The nature of God is an 'innately hard problem', as I've defined it, since it's something the human mind can't grasp.

Anu Garg's New Year's Day greeting for Word.A.Day has a bearing on this:
A story goes that a man prays to God. God appears and the man says, "Lord! Our billions of years are your one second. Our billions of dollars are merely a penny for you. Could you grant me a penny?" God smiles, says "Certainly! Back in a second," and disappears.