At one point there was no time, because the dimensions of time and space did not exist in its present form. So in essence eternity does not need to be attatched to time. Time, the conceptions and self convictions of what is perceived as reality, most often are placed in a jar and shook up, causing them to become one and the same in the minds of the misinformed, unenlightend, and non imaginable. what do you think? before responding.. please note, that to me, eternity is not time, and eternity is not reality... because at one point there couldn't have been time (according even to the big bang and creation theories) is this eternity? even when there is nothing... there is something... so to speak.