FIFA: Confederations Cup Champions

2009 Brazil 3-2 United States
2005 Brazil 4-1 Argentina
2003 France 1-0 Cameroon (et)
2001 France 1-0 Japan
1999 Mexico 4-3 Brazil
1997 Brazil 6-0 Australia

King Fahd Cup

1995 Denmark 2-0 Argentina
1992 Argentina 3-1 Saudi Arabia

Short comments on a finite God

An aerial view of Dublin, Ireland. I have done the bus tour of the city and I would highly recommend it. It seemed like a very clean and historical city. I wish they had an English Premier League club there in order to have another reason to visit.

I am very busy with PhD revisions, but I appreciate the comments for a break.

Short comments on a finite God, based on my current twenty plus PhD pages of reviewing mainly non-traditional views on the omnipotence of God.

An infinite eternal God[1] can be understood as the first cause not needing a cause.[2] A finite deity, although admittedly logically possible, requires further explanation.[3] If the being is not revealed through Scriptural revelation,[4] it is a God of primarily philosophical speculation and requires further elaboration on the part of one in regard to, for instance, why humanity should believe in and follow this type of deity, assuming that there is not a greater, infinite, eternal first cause that would necessarily[5] exist behind that being.

My conclusion is that a finite God is very unlikely to exist.

[1] The essence of God himself is eternal, he is before time, above time and after time. Barth (1932-1968: 67). God is ‘infinite spirit’ and eternal. Shedd (1874-1890)(1980: 152). God is eternal and without beginning or end. Bavinck (1918)(2006: 148 Volume 2). God is eternal and infinite, he is eternal now, ‘the permanent now’ and eternity results from his infinity. Weber (1955)(1981: 455). God has eternal existence as a ‘just and wise person.’ Frame (2002: 388).
[2] God’s essence is eternal and necessary (logically must exist) , and the finite universe is temporal and contingent (not necessary). Shedd (1874-1890)(1980: 191). God as a necessary being is therefore the cause of contingent creation. Frame reasons God is the creator and the Lord of the beginning of history. This occurs within his eternal plans. Frame (2002: 389). Within this view God is the implied first cause that exists necessarily prior to everything else. Pojman (1996: 596).
[3] Hypothetically, humanity and the universe could have been created by a finite God that was created by another cause.
[4] In contrast to God in the Hebrew Bible, God in the New Testament and Allah in the Qur'an.
[5] Shedd (1874-1890)(1980: 191). Pojman (1996: 596).

Two members of our local USL soccer club have a little fight on the field.

Please go to 8 minute mark.

'Vancouver Whitecaps FC announce that the club have fined and suspended defender Wesley Charles and striker Charles Gbeke, as a result of their unsportsmanlike behaviour during the Whitecaps home match versus Miami FC Blues last Friday evening.

On Monday, both Charles and Gbeke received monetary fines for an undisclosed amount from the club before each player was handed a one-match suspension from the United Soccer Leagues, as well as an additional one-match suspension from the club on Tuesday.'

I see a Whitecaps game every year or so generally. Sometimes fights break out in non-combat sports but it is usually between players on opposing teams. However, when two players on the same team fight it is humourous but also not a good public demonstration of teamwork.

Zidane, incredible last major goal (I am seeing him play in Vancouver, July 4)


Trooper confronts paramedic.

Perhaps the trooper was overaggresive and should have let the initial incident pass, but if I am riding in the back of the ambulance, I do not get out and confront a state trooper.

The paramedic is a big intimidating guy.


Super hungry (Thanks Mom)

I saw this on Granville Island in a shop.

Will this make me a happier theological blogger?

Below is my new rather pricey 'toy'. Snoring is not the primary issue for me but obstructive sleep apnea and related fatigue and metabolism problems are.



'Klearway™ is a fully-adjustable oral appliance used for the treatment or snoring and mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Fabricated of thermoactive acrylic, KlearwayTM becomes pliable for easy insertion and confirms securely to the dentition for an excellent fit while significantly decreasing soft tissue and tooth discomfort. Small increments of forward lower jaw advancement are initiated by the patient under the direction of a dentist and this helps avoid rapid jaw movements that can cause significant patient discomfort. Once warmed under hot water and inserted, the acrylic resin hardens as it cools to body temperature and firmly affixes itself to both arches. Lateral and vertical jaw movement is permitted which enables the patent to yawn, swallow, and drink water without dislodging the appliance.

I have had my tonsils and uvula removed with the UPPP surgery.



'The most common surgery for sleep apnea is the uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, or UPPP procedure, which is intended to enlarge the airway by removing or shortening the uvula and removing the tonsils and adenoids...'

I have had nasal reconstruction and tip reduction.

I have used CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) for a year, and will never use it again.

Anyone want to buy an almost brand new CPAP machine in excellent condition?

I just could never enjoy that suffocating feeling.

'You've lost that suffocating' feeling, Whoa, that suffocating' feeling, You've lost that suffocating' feeling, Now it's gone...gone...gone...wooooooh.'

The main purpose of my Klearway jaw appliance is to move my jaw forward at night.

But since it was so expensive, if you have any reasonable and clean secondary purpose, preferably satirical and humourous, please comment.

1. I reason I could use it as a martial arts mouthguard if I am ever attacked on the streets of Maple Ditch while going for a walk.

2. I could dress up with the Klearway device and go out on Halloween as some kind of ridiculous vampire, or as a horrified dental patient.

3.I could learn how to be a ventriloquist, and use the Klearway device in some kind of creepy show on You Tube.

Theological satire and my comments

Good point, Snoopy. I am a child of God first and foremost. I may learn a lot and pray God will guide me in the truth, but I always need to remain open-minded.

Yes, please provide me with some blog traffic and comments. Cheers. A near mint copy of Silver Surfer #4 (1969) would be nice as well. Thanks.;)

Hmm, how twenty-first century in thought. What is next, will you direct your prayers toward the doll?

This lady needs some theological training and spiritual guidance. May I suggest reading your Bible and getting a hold of some good lexicons and commentaries. Do not do your theology from the magazines that have horoscopes at the check out lines.

I would like to drop atheists and agnostics from being ministers in Christian churches.

Yes, please check out my blogs satire and theology and thekingpin68 while you are at it. I dare you to leave a comment during the service. Even I would not do that!

They follow Christ as long as they can reinterpret him when necessary to maintain their worldview and religious philosophy. Lord forbid they are willing to take a contextual look at Scripture and allow God to speak for himself through his chosen scribes.

Excellent. Ephesians 2: 8-10:

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, that no one should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:8-10, NASB).

If you would like a more academic theological article please click on thekingpin68 on the right side of the blog. I do write academic articles on this blog as well sometimes and both blogs feature philosophical theology.


Friday funnies, thanks Mom.

Cowboy gets flattened.

Gordon Ramsay gets in trouble in Australia
I personally reason he is likely a very good chef.

Jeff sent me some pictures of human contact with a Great White shark. Thanks, Jeff.

This is one that has been on the web since 2001.