Leibniz's God as a software program In general, for those who have difficulty believing in a personal god. Those need not believe in a personal god who created all, but I think it is imperative that a creator god must have humungous intelligence. There are difficulties in conceiving of such a god if you think that matter is primary, because where would any spiritual god come from ? But not if you are an idealist such as I am, who believes that matter came from (a cosmic) mind. This is no more preposterous then that mind comes from matter. Also, such a singularity god such as Plato's or Leibniz's One is not only possible, but necessary.
Leibniz's God is not an interactive one because he figured out all of the correct answers (even by hindsight, free will issues) beforehand in his pre-established harmony. So Leibniz's God is not the same as the one debated by many about the 7 days of creation, Leibniz's God is the god of the seventh day, who rested asleep on a set of instructions (like a software program) harmony, Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 4/25/2013 http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.