Tim DeLaney

Tim DeLaney, now in his 70s, was raised Catholic, but he has been an atheist for 50+ years. He says, "I have no particular educational qualifications as to theology or philosophy. Retired from the compressed gas industry, I was an expert in the manufacture of cylinder gas mixtures. Pretty dull stuff."

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The Intractable Problem of Time

The problem of time is a serious conundrum for Christian and other Abrahamic religions: God, since he must have always existed, evidently waited a very long time before creating the world. In fact, he waited for an eternity. How can this be? How can it be that the author of the universe and everything in it spent an eternity before creating the cosmos? This question is relevant both to theism and to Deism; it is central to the question of any deity whatever.