I watched this and felt my brain melting out of my ears a little. I get some of this, sort of follow some and go blurry at some.
But here’s the greater point I want to make:
If* you believe in an Almighty God, who exists outside out of humanly ascertainable planes of reality, then God is, at the very least, past the “Tenth Dimension.” Why this is important, to me, is because any conception that Humans have of God is necessarily limited to a third dimension view of the omniverse. And anyone that purports to understand, or worse, explain, God in any meaningful way is, by my definition, wrong, or worse, lying. A charlatan.
For example (it would help here if you watch the video): time. God exists outside our time “line,” the “fourth dimension.” Wherever God is, at the very least he perceives, as lines, curves, blobs, what have you, from the dimensions above, what we see as a point. To God, the entirety of human history, and every possibility of human history from the instant of creation to every possible scenario that could possibly occur in every possible universe that’s every possible combination of basic rules from Big Bang (creation, whatever) to every possible outcome, occurs simultaneously – exists as a POINT. Feel small? You should. Past, present, future….they have no meaning to God. This universe as opposed to any other? No meaning. This particular set of circumstances as opposed to any other? No meaning. To God, it all exists in one point. And He exists outside this point.
If we assume that God is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent, then we can assume that God can unravel the dimensions and play with us here in the Third. In fact, if you believe in hashgacha pratit, you have to. But what does that mean for us? We believe in schar v’onesh, but who knows if the schar precedes the onesh or vice versa? Does it happen immediately in God perception, but 20 years later in ours? Or does God, CAN God, delay? Of course not. Delay is a human perception of a time line that is a line, from the perspective of one point on the line. If God exists outside this line, then there is no concept of delay to God. It doesn’t exist. Everything that has happened, and will happened, has already happened, and already exists in a point, as the Ninth Dimension, to God. And if there can be another point in the ninth dimension, to create a line, the Tenth Dimension, then God would be outside that as well.
What does that mean for me? Cynical me says “you can’t perceive or understand God in any meaningful way, so don’t try.” But that’s not an entirely cynical idea, is it? I mean, any attempt by humans to do so is inherently limited, flawed and serves only to demean and dimish God. We can’t perceive of God’s boundaries (because they don’t exist) yet when we try to pinpoint God, then we necessarily put a boundary on him (the boundary of our understanding). This would seem to be a flaw in our understanding of God. Any study of “emunah” in fact, serves as a flaw in our emunah.
* – Please do not understand my use of the conditional here as an indication of my own belief or lack thereof, it’s an introduction to the idea, that’s all.