God’s Pick

The God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam is a supreme being. Theologians understand such as all-powerful, all knowing and all good. Consider the notion of a being that is all knowing. He could never be surprised by anything that occurs, because He has always known that it was going to occur. Unlike most Americans, God presumably always knew Super Bowl LI would go into overtime. Aquinas saw God as simultaneously existing in time and outside of time, looking down upon the flow of human events. But the traditional view is also that God is active in human history, such as in parting the Red Sea for the Jews. As the creator of everything, presumably God had to select which possible world to create, and selected the one in which the Patriots defeated the Falcons. In that sense God, if He exists as traditionally conceived, did determine the Super Bowl winner.



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