spblat wrote:Are you referring to the "can God create a stone so large that He cannot lift it" argument?
I don't really have your answer, but this answer contradicts another popular apologetic argument, that the laws of logic themselves are proof of God. I've heard Christian apologists use that one in debates - they say that since there are laws of logic that exist independently of man, those laws must have been created by God.Omen wrote:God is omnipotent, god can do anything that is not a logical impossibility for god.
I usually ask why not simply create the "greater purpose" instantly, without anything in between?
Omen wrote:*I'm trying to relate a response I've recieved on various topics reguarding attributes associated with a god.
I've had acouple theists attempt to say omnipotence is a misunderstood definition. They proceed to define it as all powerful, within logical possibilities. Then every question of what the invisible sky daddy has done compared to what could have been done, become well thats because its within his character and is a logical impossibility.
God is omnipotent, god can do anything that is not a logical impossibility for god.
My reply: A toaster is omnipotent, a toaster can do anything that is not a logical impossibility for a toaster.
I cannot help but point out that nothing can do anything outside of its logical possibilities. We return to trying to define omnipotence itself, and avoiding whatever topic of interest that lead to this conclusion. ( Usually arguing whether god is really good or not all powerful etc. )
So thoughts? Am I right to reply in this manner to such an argument?
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