Re: If god exists, what created god?
1 May 1995 11:53 CDT
In article <3o2sdr$9p@CUBoulder.Colorado.EDU>, wrightjp@ucsub.Colorado.EDU (WRIGHT JACOB PHILIP) writes...
>In article <RVuovQ9zBsOd083yn@mantra.com>,
>Dr. Jai Maharaj <email@example.com> wrote:
>>On 29 Apr 1995 16:14:15 UTC,
>>in article <3ntokn$hhj@CUBoulder.Colorado.EDU>,
>>wrightjp@ucsub.Colorado.EDU (WRIGHT JACOB PHILIP) asked:
>>> . . . If [God] is all-powerfull, can he create or destroy himself?
>> Your supposition of fact contains the answer to your
>>question, as in "if a tomato is red, can a tomato be red?" since
>>"all-powerful" signifies any ability whatsoever.
>I disagree (well I would, wouldn't I): If god is all-powerfull, he cannot
>be destroyed, as that would be a limitation on his power, agreed?
>However, as you pointed out, if god is all-powerfull he can do anything,
>so we have two incompatible logical statements. Throw in the added
>complication that this hypothetical God may not be subject to logic
>as we know it and you have a difficult question. (some of you may find
>this easy, I dont) Also, if god has the ability to create himself
>(interesting concept!) can he ever really be destroyed? Thanks for
>provoking me, it makes me think!
The eternal God of the universe did not create himself, And as he is eternal he
cannot be destroyed!! So where is the logical fallacy here?? The meaning of
eternal kind of says he won't do it. But you're asking the eternal God of the
universe to commit suicide and that would be like you telling Bill Gates to
write a will leaving all his wealth to you and then to prove he can kill himself
Shalom in Jesus' Love,