Re: If god exists, what created god?

WRIGHT JACOB PHILIP (wrightjp@ucsub.Colorado.EDU)
29 Apr 1995 16:14:15 GMT

DISCLAIMER: I am using "he" for god as this is just a convention, I am by
no means implying that god has a male persona or in fact any gender at
all. Also I am not trying to prove God's existence (IMHO this is not
possible) I am just making a LOGICAL, not a PERSONAL point.

My definition of god is an all-powerful being. To be all-powerfull
godmust have the major properties of Omnipotence (ability to do anything)
Omniscience (knowledge of everything) and Omnipresence (being everywhere
at all times ). If god is to be omnipresent there cannot be any moment in
time at which he did not exist, otherwise he would have no power over
that period of time and would not be all-powerfull.
Therefore if god exists, he must always have existed and cannot be
created or destroyed as that would imply a limitation on his power.
Questions arise such as: if god is all-powerful, is he subject to the
rules of logic? If he is all-powerfull, can he create or destroy himself?