Eternal Matter Matters

Eternal Matter Matters August 22, 2014

Most ancient myths and philosophies, and not a few modern scientific and philosophical theories, posit or assume that matter is eternal. Does that matter? Yes.

If matter is eternal, then creation can only be control, limitation, ordering. If matter is eternal, creativity can only be negative.

If matter is eternal, creation cannot be gift. If matter is eternal, creation cannot be bestowal of existence, a grant of being. 

If matter is eternal, creation cannot be a free act of love.

If matter is eternal, can there even be such a thing as a free act of love?

And insofar as some metaphysics of substance are also metaphysics of eternal matter (Aristotle), the same applies.


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