Adam, Where Art Thou?

We have seen that if we consider God to know everything factually true, whether it exists or not then we have that God can not know his own non-existence factually. He can not know even the possibility of his own non-existence, which would be equivalent to the non-existence of perfection, it's impossibility.

Most of us are familiar with the story of Adam and Eve. After they had eaten the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they realised they were naked and made loincloths for themselves out of leaves. When God came through the garden walking, he called out, "Where art thou?" to Adam. This is commonly taken as an argument against  God's existence, that he is neither omnipresent or omniscient. Adam and Eve hid when they heard the voice of God whilst he was walking in the Garden. They hid from God. I am sure that God would usually have Adam and Eve walk towards his voice but no, they hid. God's statement 'where art thou?' Is more likely to be an expression relating to their spiritual position, addressing the 'fall' like a mother would say "What have you gone and got yourself into?" when it is obvious that the child is covered in jam.

God is perhaps referring to the separation of Adam and eve from His self. (An awareness that something is indeed not as it should be.) Much in the same way as one would ask an infant what he is doing, sitting in the mud puddle. God knows where Adam is, but wishes to have Adam answer on the point of his decision to disobey God, to whit regarding his 'position' on their creator-creature relation. The topsy turvy human from our 'bottom up' perspective is similar...

 Many people would ask the question, 'Why is God hiding from me? I have no knowledge that he exists, altogether I am not convinced.'

However we look at God, many would take the presence of evil in the world to be ample evidence enough of God's non-existence. We may indeed differentiate between natural disasters as neither good nor evil, but unfortunate, as opposed to war, murder, fraud etc; 

Perhaps we are guilty of wishing we could, or as many affirm would make the world better without God on the premise he is allowing evil. such a world would be purely ours, with our misfortune, and our own evil deeds. We could imagine praising the attempts of man to perfect himself in the arts, or humanitarianism or medicine, realising our potential with all our handicaps. Then, as the serpent stated, "Ye shall not surely die, for God knows in the days that ye eat thereof, thine eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as Gods knowing both good and evil."

If perfection was impossible, we strive to nothing, yet if it is possible, we admit that God could exist.

We make life changing decisions based upon possibilities that are available at any given time. God as either definite reality or impossibility is a choice not many make when weighing up God's existence. The middle ground of possibility between 'exists' and 'does not exist' is a more playground for the doubts most have. Yet, if possibility and nullity were on the table, who would leave unopened the only letter on the tabletop? 

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