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God Paradox

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Started: 6/3/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DrySponge

Pro

God is described as: Omnipotent , Omniscience and Omnipresent .

If you are omnipotent you cannot be omniscient since you cannot doubt.
So omnipotence and co/existing in one entity is impossible.

Omnipotence and Omnipresence cannot co/exist in one entity because a omnipotent means you can do everything .If you can do everything you can go away but if you are omnipresent you are everywhere so you can"t go away from somewhere .It"s impossible to create a distance between god and a point in space .
So you see if you are omnipotent you cannot be omnipresent.

So you see god is impossible
BlackPanther

Con

Pro is misconstruing the definition of omnipotence.

Here is what Pro is defining omnipotence as: the ability to do absolutely anything.

The actual definition of omnipotence is 'the quality of having unlimited or very great power'. [http://www.oxforddictionaries.com...]

Power is not the same thing as ability. Power is the capacity for one to utilize its abilities.]

Thus, to be omnipotent means that everything that God can do can be done to a limitless extent, only limited by his will.

To be omnipotent does not mean that there should be no things that God is incapable of doing. This is not how omnipotence is defined.
Debate Round No. 1
DrySponge

Pro

God has unlimited power he has the power and the ability do do everything.

So my argument stands.
BlackPanther

Con

This is a misunderstanding of what power is.

Power is defined as possession of control, authority, or influence over others [http://www.merriam-webster.com...]

God absolutely has this.

Even if we go with the ability-based definition of power: 'The ability or capacity to perform or act effectively.' [http://www.thefreedictionary.com...] God has unlimited capacity to perform effectively at what he does. He is not required to have the capacity to act outside of his boundaries in order to be deemed omnipotent.

The attribute of omnipotence means that, of what god can do, he has no limit on his capacity for doing. It does not meant hat god is required to be able to do things that he cannot do.
Debate Round No. 2
DrySponge

Pro

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BlackPanther

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
DrySponge

Pro

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BlackPanther

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
DrySponge

Pro

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BlackPanther

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by saxman 2 years ago
saxman
First of all, God cannot contradict himself. he cannot sin. So this argument is like the "can God make a rock He cannot move?" and that argument is not very formidable.
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