Re: If god exists, what created god?
1 May 1995 12:37 CDT
In article <D7u59H.8rF@crash.cts.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Roosen) writes...
>: 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?
> What I want to know is, if God can do anything, can he make a
>rock so big that he can't lift it?
This is an interesting question, as he is larger than everything else, the
defintion of Infinite, the answer is he cannot create anything that is larger
It doesn't bother him that he can't, after all, that would be like it
bothering you that you can't be an ant.
And he won't dissappear into a puff of smoke because he can't create a rock
larger then he is because he is infinite, and nothing can be larger. And he
won't spend all eternity wondering why he can't either.
I.e. he creates a rock, it is smaller then he is, he creates a larger rock, it
is smaller than he is, etc. He won't do this, because he is not stupid, only a
stupid person would attempt to do anything that can't be done. I.e. I wouldn't
expect you to attempt to be an ant, a duck, etc. as I don't consider you stupid.
Any other questions?
Shalom in Jesus' Love,