Can any being (such as God) be all powerful?
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This is not a paradox, it is an absurdity. It is absurd to say that in order prove He is omnipotent, God must be able to do something proving He is not omnipotent.
Whoever told you that this kind of thinking is intelligent was lying, and if you think it is intelligent they have made you into a fool.....or you did it to yourself.
There is a famous paradox known as the Omnipotence Paradox which states that omnipotence is self-contradictory when you ask the question "Can God (omnipotent) create a rock that He Himself cannot lift?" This question arises a problem
Not really. If God chooses, He can jump in my body to see what mortal strength is like, not be able to lift the stone, then go back to His normal state and toss said stone into outer space like a frisbee.
He can use any agent he wants to see what it is like to "not be able to lift" said stone, perhaps a simulation. I could use a virtual reality simulation to know what it's like to be pregnant. Am I pregnant? No. Can I be in reality? No. But I can simulate it. It's simply an ignorant concept that militant atheists came up with thinking it was smart to outwit theists with low or medium comprehension skills. If the theist is highly intelligent, they just scoff, give you ways around it and use it as an example to say atheists are mental midgets.
the explanation of jumping into a mortal body does not work because if God is limited to a mortal body, He is not God....and so you would be left with your absurdity of God creating a rock so big He cannot lift it.
For a rock to be too big for God to lift, the rock would have to be bigger than God, and that is not possible since God is omnipresent. God cannot make Himself stop being God. You are trying to make God stop being God, you are being absurd, and you are losing against God.
So, is an omnipotent being (such as God) possible?
Absolutely. 3 schools of philosophical thought.
1) If reality is finite, he'd be the highest/most powerful possible being in said "finite reality".
2)If reality is infinite, he is the highest possible/powerful being in an infinite reality.
3)He is beyond comprehension, being from outside time and space. He is abstract, a consciousness, all things and concepts and data exist beyond our reality, and he is the highest possible being in said reality, nothing can "not exist" in said reality, thus He created our reality. This also explains why no one dies in God's eternal "beyond time" existance, explains why demons must be imprisoned eternally, and explains why reality is forever and eternal. He is simply the greatest possibility beyond space and time.
He could go to advanced weight lifting classes and take performance enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids.
This strength building activity combined with his inherent might should mean that he could do bench press with Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system while making love to Mrs, God.
The hypothetical rock could be infinitely dense, so in this case size wouldn't matter. The rock would have to be so heavy that God cannot lift it, or if that is not possible, then God wouldn't be omnipotent. It is simply impossible and by presenting this problem some atheists believe that an omnipotent God who can do everything imaginable is not possible.
Can there be one? No.
But this paradox is easily solvable. Primarily, the greatest weight a rock can have is the weight of the earth itself. Beyond that, it will be the Earth going down rather than the rock going up. It's much like lifting the Earth while standing on, say, a plank of wood.
We're talking about the abilities of an omnipotent being, so the argument about Earth makes no sense. The lifting of the rock could happen on any plane with the same laws of weight (gravity). The question itself is if an omnipotent being could make a rock that they could not lift. The place is irrelevant to the question and your argument is flawed either way as Jupiter is heavier than Earth meaning that it could take place on a planet larger than Earth. The two rocks could be stacked to use as a place to lift the one of the rocks from.
That wasn't the hardest part, though. The solution was easy - separate two big rocks.
But gravitation will still be a finite force, no matter how massive the rocks might be. You failed to guess the solution far enough. Beyond some distance, the effects would be negligible.
This question is just an example of not understanding lifting stuff and gravitation.
There is a famous paradox known as the Omnipotence Paradox which states that omnipotence is self-contradictory when you ask the question "Can God (omnipotent) create a rock that He Himself cannot lift?" This question arises a problem. If God could create such a rock then He would not be able to lift it making it so He would not be omnipotent. If God couldn't create such a rock then He would not be omnipotent because He would not be able to create such a rock. So, is an omnipotent being (such as God) possible?
This isn't a true paradox; it's a semantic paradox. It's like saying if God can't create a black white then he isn't omnipotent. That would be false. But more to the point of the question:
Can (a) God be omnipotent?
Well, first of all, there is no evidence that a God exists, so any logical processes derived from the assumption are purely hypothetical and have no discernable basis in reality. Now that we've got that out of the way, we can play "what colour are the fairies?"
If it were even possible for an a transcendental being to exist, that being would by its definition defy the very laws of matter and energy that are fundamental to our universe as it is. I would cite the anthropic principle here. What doesn't exist within the constraints of existence, is irrelevant to existence, and the conceptual "nothing" is the ultimate misnomer.
But let's go further and assume a God exists. Is that God omnipotent? Well, according to the Bible, yes. The bible has been generally translated to say that God is omnipotent, omnibenevolent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
To quote Epicurus:
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
Occam's Razor: the simplest solution is usually the best one.
It is overwhelmingly more likely that rather than there being an unfalsifiable, unprovable, untestable, invisible God of such monumental and irreconcilable contradictions, instead there is no God at all, and the Bible is nothing but a collection of myths passed down by ignorant ancients.
God doesn't prove anything. God is a metaphysical concept, the acceptance of which is based on nothing logical whatsoever, but rather pure speculation and thought abstract from any tangible relationship to testable reality.
"God" is not a logical idea to begin with.
Assuming for the sake of argument that:
1. us humans were created by an individual more powerful than any other,
2. This supreme being did not intend for any individuals to turn out
3. The created beings were given free will
This supreme being lacks the abilty to create conditions in which being good is attractive enough for everyone to freely choose it over evil