The paradox of the stone (hello theophilius or BlackEyedGhost?)
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11-03-2011, 10:45 AM
The paradox of the stone (hello theophilius or BlackEyedGhost?)
Dregs posted this funny funny in another tread. (is that even a good sentence?)
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Anyway.
I think this refers to the question "Can God make a stone so heavy he can't lift it?"
I think it's kind of a childish question, yet, I still like to know what the common theistic answer is to that question. Theophilius or BlackEyedGhost might broaden my view on this one.

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11-03-2011, 03:11 PM
RE: The paradox of the stone (hello theophilius or BlackEyedGhost?)
The typical theistic argument in response to this is that omnipotence is all power that is logically possible.

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11-03-2011, 05:13 PM
 
RE: The paradox of the stone (hello theophilius or BlackEyedGhost?)
They claim God cannot do things like make 1 = 2 or the likewise because that would be logically impossible, as said above. But it begs the question, how does he make something out of nothing?
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11-03-2011, 06:05 PM
 
RE: The paradox of the stone (hello theophilius or BlackEyedGhost?)
(11-03-2011 10:45 AM)The_observer Wrote:  Dregs posted this funny funny in another tread. (is that even a good sentence?)
[Image: 201001311.gif]

Anyway.
I think this refers to the question "Can God make a stone so heavy he can't lift it?"
I think it's kind of a childish question, yet, I still like to know what the common theistic answer is to that question. Theophilius or BlackEyedGhost might broaden my view on this one.

This reminds me of the question of Epicurus, and is the real problem that I have with anyone claiming power can be limitless.
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22-03-2011, 02:06 PM
RE: The paradox of the stone (hello theophilius or BlackEyedGhost?)
(11-03-2011 10:45 AM)The_observer Wrote:  Anyway.
I think this refers to the question "Can God make a stone so heavy he can't lift it?"
I think it's kind of a childish question, yet, I still like to know what the common theistic answer is to that question. Theophilius or BlackEyedGhost might broaden my view on this one.
I haven't been on this forum for several days so that is why I haven't responded before now. My answer to the question would be, "I don't know." God is infinite but I am not so I can't possible understand everything there is to know about him.

God's invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.
Romans 1:20 ESV

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22-03-2011, 02:29 PM
RE: The paradox of the stone (hello theophilius or BlackEyedGhost?)
(22-03-2011 02:06 PM)theophilus Wrote:  
(11-03-2011 10:45 AM)The_observer Wrote:  Anyway.
I think this refers to the question "Can God make a stone so heavy he can't lift it?"
I think it's kind of a childish question, yet, I still like to know what the common theistic answer is to that question. Theophilius or BlackEyedGhost might broaden my view on this one.
I haven't been on this forum for several days so that is why I haven't responded before now. My answer to the question would be, "I don't know." God is infinite but I am not so I can't possible understand everything there is to know about him.
Thanks. I Understand there must be no biblical consensus either.

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