Time Travel & Onto-theology

If time travel were possible then a conversation like this, between my 40-year old self and my 30-year old self, would also be possible.

40-yr-old Matt: “I like Hegel. He rescued metaphysics from horrid Kant.”

30-yr-old Matt: “I don’t believe in metaphysics.”

40-yr-old Matt: “Then you don’t believe in God.”

30-yr-old Matt: “I don’t believe in ‘the god of the philosophers.'”

40-yr-old Matt: “Then you don’t believe in the “god” of, say, the Cappadocian Fathers, and so you don’t believe in the Trinity.”

30-year-old Matt: “Well … hmmm … let me think about that.”

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