Re: If god exists, what created god?

Kym Horsell (
Wed, 3 May 1995 04:26:54 GMT

In article <3o2sdr$9p@CUBoulder.Colorado.EDU>,
WRIGHT JACOB PHILIP <wrightjp@ucsub.Colorado.EDU> wrote:
>In article <>,
>Dr. Jai Maharaj <> wrote:
>>On 29 Apr 1995 16:14:15 UTC,
>>in article <3ntokn$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.

If god is _really_ all-powerful then it can be destroyed but that wouldn't
limit it's power.

Dealing with "incompatible logical statements" requires non-classical
logics. Pick one. There are literally 100s of them.

R. Kym Horsell
khorsell@EE.Latrobe.EDU.AU kym@CS.Binghamton.EDU