Omnipotence

Omnipotence has been a big theological issue among monotheists. Thanks to modern logicians like Bertrand Russell we may see that some of the issues are formal nonsense: on analogy with The Liar’s Paradox: “This sentence is a lie” is neither false nor true but meaningless. Can God make a rock so heavy that he can’t lift it? is a non-question. The apparent clarity of the grammar misleads us fatally: the logic can go though the grammar glides.

Here’s a subtler example:
Can God explain three-D to a two-D mind? Can Jesus meaningfully talk about heaven to the earth-bound? Can a sighted person explain vision to a stone?
More importantly: can God explain sin to the damned?
Can life be explained to non-life?

The possibilities of impossibilities are infinite.

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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