“Clockers – I” / A Memorable Fancy #374

     Berkeley the Philosopher wrote that we perceive time as regular and uniform only because God experiences everything in the proper sequence, just the right before-and-after. Why did Berkeley need this idea? To guarantee the uniformity of our earthly clocks – God as master timekeeper, divine meta-clock.

     But if that’s true, then God could speed or slow time, or switch before and after back and forth, and we could never notice that He had. In fact, God himself could never notice, because He’s part of the time-process He controls.

               “I was born about ten thousand years ago,

               Ain’t nothing in this world that I don’t know.” – Elvis Presley

     Perhaps now is my ten thousand years ago, or yours. Perhaps something happened to us tomorrow; some unexpected, impossible thing.

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