thread: 2006-08-31 : I think my expectations are screwed

On 2006-09-07, Sydney Freedberg wrote:

Vincent: If there were infinite people or each person's lifetime were infinite, would humanity still have its value to God? Would God have bothered incarnating?

Yes, of course.

It doesn't matter if there is only one human being in the entire history of the cosmos, or only two, or only a thousand trillion, or an infinite number (which is possible, I suppose, if we're wrong about the eventual heat death and consequent finite duration of the universe). The number doesn't matter, because the value of a human being is infinite in any case, and one x infinity and infinity x infinity are both infinite. So in any and all cases, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is necessary, and I believe God would have thought it well worth living and dying and living again - for one person or for infinite people.

Vincent, your equation is interesting, but I think we're defining "value" in incompatible ways—yours is relative, mine is absolute. Human souls are not rare books: Rarity and value have nothing to do with each other.


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