Can God create a six sided pentagon?
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24-10-2012, 04:01 PM (This post was last modified: 24-10-2012 04:09 PM by Theist_Typing.)
Can God create a six sided pentagon?
So if He made a pentagon that had six sides it would be a hexagon. Right? Right! So, He couldn’t do it. Right? No way! So God almighty is not the limitless entity that many religions say He is. Hmmm, maybe I should become an atheist. Man that guilt free living would be so GREAT!

You guys are so clever. God can’t even make a brunette into a red head because she wouldn’t be a brunette anymore. Right!

Wait a minute, a $15.00 bottle of Clairol can turn that brunette into a head turning red head. Hmm. Something cannot be two contradictory things at once. When the definitions of the words collide, actions can seem impossible. Right?

So let’s simplify, a pentagon is really a five sided polygon. The word pentagon is really an adjective “pent” ( five ) joined with the noun “polygon” (a two dimensional shape with straight sides). The question restated: Can God make a five (penta) sided polygon into a six (hex) sided polygon? Heck, give me a pencil, piece of paper, and an eraser, I could do that for ya.

Words are often too limiting or too broad. The Greeks used the word sophistry to describe seemingly insolvable word play. Our thoughts and ideas are formed in words. Words can make problems seem unsolvable. If there is a God,or God-like thinking it would be pure thought, not concepts or ideas clumsily cobbled together from clanky, imprecise words. Words colored by history, personal associations, and personal experiences.

You will find sometimes 5 or 10 different definitions listed beside a word. Definitions often vary between Webster, American Heritage, and Funk & Wagnall’s dictionaries. There are billions of words written every year arguing over the definitions of socialism, communism, fascism, and capitalism. Still the meanings are confusing.

The words and their “colored” meaning are the tools of wordsmiths who write poetry, dogma, and occasionally a little truth.

Getting past the words, to clearly see the concept - that's real understanding.


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24-10-2012, 04:09 PM
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(24-10-2012 04:01 PM)Theist_Typing Wrote:  So if He made a pentagon that had six sides it would be a hexagon. Right? Right! So, He couldn’t do it. Right? No way! So God almighty is not the limitless entity that many religions say He is. Hmmm, maybe I should become an atheist. Man that guilt free living would be so GREAT!

You guys are so clever. God can’t even make a brunette into a red head because she wouldn’t be a brunette anymore. Right!

Wait a minute, a $15.00 bottle of Clairol can turn that brunette into a head turning red head. Hmm. Something cannot be two contradictory things at once. When the definitions of the words collide, actions can seem impossible. Right?

So let’s simplify, a pentagon is really a five sided polygon. The word pentagon is really an adjective “pent” ( five ) joined with the noun “polygon” (a two dimensional shape with straight sides). The question restated: Can God make a five (penta) sided polygon into a six (hex) sided polygon? Heck, give me a pencil, piece of paper, and an eraser, I could do that for ya.

Words are often too limiting or too broad. The Greeks used the word sophistry to describe seemingly insolvable word play. Our thoughts and ideas are formed in words. Words can make problems seem unsolvable. If there is a God,or God-like thinking it would be pure thought, not concepts or ideas clumsily cobbled together from clanky, imprecise words. Words colored by history, personal associations, and personal experiences.

You will find sometimes 5 or 10 different definitions listed beside a word. Definitions often vary between Webster, American Heritage, and Funk & Wagnall’s dictionaries. There are billions of words written every year arguing over the definitions of socialism, communism, fascism, and capitalism. Still the meanings are confusing.

The words and their “colored” meaning are the tools of wordsmiths who write poetry, dogma, and occasionally a little truth.

Getting past the words, to clearly see the concept - that's real understanding.


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What concept?

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24-10-2012, 04:15 PM
RE: Can God create a six sided pentagon?
(24-10-2012 04:01 PM)Theist_Typing Wrote:  Hmmm, maybe I should become an atheist. Man that guilt free living would be so GREAT!
Which group of people are you describing? Not sure I know anyone living guilt free.

(24-10-2012 04:01 PM)Theist_Typing Wrote:  Words are often too limiting or too broad. The Greeks used the word sophistry to describe seemingly insolvable word play. Our thoughts and ideas are formed in words. Words can make problems seem unsolvable. If there is a God,or God-like thinking it would be pure thought, not concepts or ideas clumsily cobbled together from clanky, imprecise words. Words colored by history, personal associations, and personal experiences.

You will find sometimes 5 or 10 different definitions listed beside a word. Definitions often vary between Webster, American Heritage, and Funk & Wagnall’s dictionaries. There are billions of words written every year arguing over the definitions of socialism, communism, fascism, and capitalism. Still the meanings are confusing.

The words and their “colored” meaning are the tools of wordsmiths who write poetry, dogma, and occasionally a little truth.
Sure, OK.

(24-10-2012 04:01 PM)Theist_Typing Wrote:  Getting past the words, to clearly see the concept - that's real understanding.
What concept are you hoping to promote the understanding of?

EDIT: Alas, too slow. Chas' "terse" beats my "neat and tidy" every time. Curse you, Red Baron!

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24-10-2012, 04:17 PM
RE: Can God create a six sided pentagon?
Pentagon is a semantic concept, so its meaning can essentially be changed to whatever you want it to mean. Could an omnipotent being create a six-sided pentagon? Easy! Just magically change the meaning of the word "pentagon" to mean a six-sided shape.

E 2 = (mc 2)2 + (pc )2
614C → 714N + e + ̅νe
2 K(s) + 2 H2O(l) → 2 KOH(aq) + H2 (g) + 196 kJ/mol
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24-10-2012, 04:18 PM
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(24-10-2012 04:17 PM)Phaedrus Wrote:  Pentagon is a semantic concept, so its meaning can essentially be changed to whatever you want it to mean. Could an omnipotent being create a six-sided pentagon? Easy! Just magically change the meaning of the word "pentagon" to mean a six-sided shape.

Ever thought of being a god, Phaedrus? I think you might have what it takes.

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24-10-2012, 04:19 PM
RE: Can God create a six sided pentagon?
The given examples are linguistic nonsense. A better example would be:

"Can god create a stone so heavy that he himself cannot lift it?"

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24-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Can God create a six sided pentagon?
Sigh.

Why do we ask these questions about imaginary beings?

Worse yet, why do we respond?

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24-10-2012, 04:20 PM
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The God-Rock Paradox has been beat to death here.

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24-10-2012, 04:24 PM
Can God create a six sided pentagon?
(24-10-2012 04:20 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  The God-Rock Paradox has been beat to death here.

Yet the Rock, Paper, Scissors debate gets so little attention.

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24-10-2012, 04:24 PM
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(24-10-2012 04:19 PM)Vosur Wrote:  The given examples are linguistic nonsense. A better example would be:

"Can god create a stone so heavy that he himself cannot lift it?"

Which is also just semantic nonsense.

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