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popular paradox: could an almighty god create a rock so heavy even he couldnt lift it?
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nelsont
Nov 15, 2010
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yes, he could


sumalini
Nov 16, 2010
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the almighty created us and the complete universe then rock doesnt matter him. so i think he could do it.

 
hiruko
Nov 19, 2010
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Yes, but then he would no longer be entirely omnipotent.

 
shadovvelite
Nov 22, 2010
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Yes, I think He can create a rock that He can't lift, and still remain omnipotent. If you believe in the Trinity then God could create a rock so heavy that the human form Jesus Christ His son would not be able to lift on his own.(unless he had help or divine intervention from God) So if Jesus couldn't lift it then in turn that means God couldn't, at least as Jesus.

I confused myself typing that but I think it works haha

 
shadovvelite
Nov 23, 2010
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Rebuttal to: pgandal Show

Nice try? I believe thats a very good answer. Otherwise this is the same question as immovable object and an unstoppable force. It's something we cannot begin to really address.

 
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no, he couldn't


sexto
Nov 16, 2010
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Rebuttal to: sumalini Show

What?
He could do what? He could create a rock so heavy that he couldn't lift it?
Could he also lift any rock no matter how heavy it was?
To be all powerful is a logical paradox. There is no debate here.

 
pgandal
Nov 22, 2010
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ok, nice try, but the real question is can God (the universe creating variety) create a rock that God (again, the universe creating kind, not human form or any other form than the one that can allegedly do anything) cannot lift.

 
pgandal
Nov 23, 2010
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Fair enough. It's a clever answer, but I think it's a cop-out.

 


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