• We cannot conceive of the impossible

    Firstly, I,m an agnostic atheist. Right, anyway so god is the most powerful being you can conceive of. Could you conceive of a god who could do the impossible? No as to properly conceive of this you'd have to imagine that it would be possible to for example, make a square circle. We cannot imagine a square circle because its logically contradictory. Therefore, god could still be all-powerful if we mean by all-powerful as the most powerful being the could possibly exist.

  • Yes he can

    God can be all powerful, which means that he can do anything that is logically possible to do. It is a significant theological oversimplification to simply say that omnipotence necessarily includes logically impossibilities.
    Indeed, when we say that God can do anything, it is dubious to assert that logical impossibilities come under the bracket of 'anything'.

    The paradox of the stone (or similar) does not refute the possibility of God being omnipotent because omnipotentce does not necessarily entail ability to perform logically incoherent acts.

  • He is omnipotent

    God is able to do anything he wants to do. Time and gravity rest as his footstool, in other words, anything we can ask him to do he is able to. Furthermore, the statement, can God create a substance he can not destroy, then destroy it has a simple solution. He creates the substance, then, he makes it unable to be destroyed. After that, he destroys it. You see God can destroy things that are not able to be destroyed, after he creates it he will able to make it unable to be destroyed and then go back in the past and erase that object.

  • Semantic Paradoxes Are Irrelevent

    Deity can absolutely be all powerful.

    If one assumes the position that God created everything we know to be true, it also follows that God can manipulate this known reality (or any other for that matter) in ways that we can not comprehend.

    The very fact that we can not comprehend everything lends itself to this theory. Some people claim that for God to be "all-powerful" he would have to perform such "impossible" things as shutting a revolving door, creating a rock that is too heavy for God to lift yet being able to lift it, etc.

    These "impossible" actions are only "impossible" because of language semantics. We have a conception of a door whereby all doors are able to be closed. However, there is no clear definition of what closing a revolving door would be like. Because of this, it is impossible to do the act, not because God can't do anything He wanted to do, but because the words do not make logical sense.

    Every single paradox in existence is only a paradox because of the way the statement is worded or because of our conception of that statement.

    However, it follows by necessity that if God is all-powerful that God can also do things that our outside of the reality that we can comprehend. This renders all arguments about what can and cannot be done irrelevant. To an all-powerful God there would be no such things as paradoxes because God can do whatever He wants to do.

  • If a being was all-powerful, that being would, by definition, have to be able to perform impossible tasks.

    To support this, I will use a modified version of the paradox of the stone (if you have not heard of it before, don't worry). The original goes like this: 'Can an all-powerful being create a stone too heavy for itself to lift?' Some may attempt to refute this argument by saying that since that being is all-powerful, it can bypass human logic and somehow lift yet not lift the stone at the same time. Others say that the being could move the stone to a different universe with different laws of physics that would allow the deity to pick up the stone. Therefore, I have created a modified version of the paradox to avoid these flaws: Can an all-powerful being create a stone too heavy for itself to lift, while maintaining a human understanding of logic and possibility and while keeping the stone in the same spatial plane with the same physical laws ruling that plane for the entirety of the stone's existence? If the being can create the stone, it would show that omnipotence is impossible or would at least cease at the point the stone was created, since the being now does not have the power to lift the stone. If the being cannot create the stone, it would appear that the being was never omnipotent to begin with.

  • If he could do some things there would have to be some other things he couldnt do.

    If god could create a substance that even he couldnt destroy then he cant destroy everything. If he can destroy anything then he cant create a substance that he couldnt destroy. Also to say god is all powerful is to say that god could accomplish anything by any means so he could light up the world using nothing but darkness. He could make fire by using water. If all things are possible through christ then why are there still starving kids in africa. And if right and wrong isnt subjective then god is not the ultimate law giver. There are laws he follows if right and wrong is objective. So this means not all things are possible through god because he follows rules and wont use his powers to help you accomplish anything. Even if its subjective and he sticks to his moral code then not all things are possible through christ because he wont help you do anything. Only what serves his purpose. I guess starving kids in africa etc. helps his plan as these things still exist and christians could prevent it through christ if they wanted to assuming it went along with his plan. Wake up you idiots. Believing is closing your mind to knowledge that is all around you.

  • Satan Is In The Lead

    See in the world nowadays there is more bad than good happening. So God is not in the lead & never has been. For those who have seen the movie Constantine(starring Keanu Reeves) would know that there is a bet between God & Satan & Satan now is in the lead. God is not as powerful as Satan is as many people have taken to Satan's lead more than Gods lead.

  • Not at all, the paradoxes go on and on

    He would have to do things that are logically impossible, which you simply cannot do. For an example: shut a revolving door or lift something that is too heavy for god to lift. The paradoxes go on and on. If you are omniscient, you do not know if you do know more, so you are not omniscient.Here is another famous paradox:

    If a being can perform any action, then it should be able to create a task it is unable to perform, and hence, it cannot perform all actions.

  • It is a paradox within itself.

    To truly know if one could accomplish anything, one would have to know everything that could possibly be accomplished, and be able to devise a method for determining whether or not it had unlimited power. To have this, one would have to be omniscient, which is a paradox within itself, as no one can truly know if there is information that they do not know if they know all they know there is to know.

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