Many are aware of the Butterfly Effect: a tornado (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. First formulated (or at least named) when searching weather patterns by Edward Lorenz, it shows causal determinism to be true….
Note: This is an intellectual exercise, designed to present a view I no longer hold. A further article here will explain the contrary view. There are four fundamental positions in theology about the foreknowledge of God. They are: God knows the future because he decrees everything that takes place (Reformed Calvinism) God knows the future and…
Open theism is a different way of looking at the nature of reality and God’s interaction with Mankind. For an alternative view, please see http://theologicaloverload.com/the-butterfly-effect-and-where-open-theism-fails/ Traditionally, God has been seen, since the fifth century at least, as existing outside of time. This is not the case in Open Theism (OT): In OT the future is…