Thursday, April 21, 2005

Here's a brain-bender for you

How can there be music in eternity if there is no time?

7 comments:

dave paisley said...

OMG that means the only music there will be John Cage and Philip Glass...

So conflicted now.

Kirala said...

Revelation implies that somehow, there will still be music. I have to cling to that and file the dilemma under "conundrums I won't solve in this lifetime."

Anonymous said...

I suppose I could take the question way too seriously and bluff some discussion of chronos and kairos, and then get all "define your terms!" and be all uppity until someone who has more background on this than one Philosophy of Religion class and an affection for L'Egle's fiction calls my bluff. [I imagine this person would be able to construct intelligible sentence as well - how I writhe in jealousy on this scatterbrained Friday!]

As it is, I'll second Dave's comment on the minimalists - Koyaanisqatsi in heaven? My theology is breaking down...

...limin.

joanna said...

Hi, I've been lurking here for awhile and just had to say something about your question--hilarious!
I'm going to mention you in my next post on my blog.

Thanks for the laugh of the day.

Anonymous said...

Ask Madeleine L'Engle. She is who I go to for questions like that.

Not that she'd give you an answer but she'd give a pretty remarkable and beautiful response nonetheless.

---From a Fuller student who heard about your blog from someone back in Indiana...very random, I know.

Anonymous said...

Time is the ordered sequence of events. (The order is from cause to effect) No time equals "nothin happening".... ergo classical music. Simple really.

Magdalen said...

There is time, therefor explaining eternity, thus proving music shall last forever unless eternity ends in which time will end but eternity doesn't end concluding that time won't end thus proving that music will forever exist.