I have read that 'The mind cannot tell the difference between an actual experience and one vividly imagined.". For thinking creatures I believe that this is true. On this board I believe that I have read that God cannot increase in knowledge (I think most here would agree to this). Is there a difference in God's knowledge of something that actually happens compared to something that will happen? If not then why should anything actually happen? Why shouldn't God's knowledge of it be adequate? If there is a difference, then how can it be said that He doesn't gain knowledge. Is His experience of actual events any different than His knowledge of the events? I can't help but think that God appreciates an actual experienced event compared to a theoretical event.