Originally posted on Adam's Task:
I am no scientist, I study math and philosophy, but didn’t the Higgs boson and the study of other elementary particles teach us that something could be physically real but not spatially extended? Have I got this right?
Nevertheless, I think God is concrete in the sense that he is real, but not concrete in the sense that spatial extension does not apply to him. God is abstract in the sense that he exists in thought, but not abstract in the sense that he is real, that is, has actual existence. God does seem to be really similar to an abstract concept like love or beauty or infinity, but he does not seem to be an abstract concept in the sense that the properties of God have intrinsic maximums. God cannot be more beautiful; God cannot be more infinite (God is the highest possible number, so to speak, even though…
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