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The Consequences of Omnipotence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen 41 minutes ago. 47 Replies

For reference, the well-known Epicurean quote:"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…Continue

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Unseen replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"PB, when you're a theist you believe that your deity is both omniscient and omnipotent, which works best if you try not to think of both superpowers at the same time."
41 minutes ago
Davis Goodman replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"Ron it's really simple:  Relativistic time stuff + supernatural sky god = paradoxes solved I don't know why you can't just accept that."
14 hours ago
Ron Humphrey replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"just because you say so doesn't make it so.  "
15 hours ago
James Cox replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"Yes the question posed by Socrates concerning 'virtue'. Is 'virtue' something that 'God/god' loves( outside), or is something virtuous because 'God/god' loves it(conditioned)?   "
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Stutz replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"And it is rarely interesting to read someone's critique of the discussion itself while refusing to engage in the actual topic or add anything constructive."
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James Cox replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"It would seem that any 'claim' to 'omni-anything' would fall into the 'absurdity trap'. This was my first step towards my 'nieve atheism' as a young man. Sadly my Catholic school experience did a thankful…"
Friday
James Cox replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"My first exposure to this question was via the question 'can God make 2+2=5 ?' It seems that the answer should be 'yes', but then we seemed faced with a few major issues. a) What happens to our concept of truth? b) What happens…"
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Belle Rose replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"What do you mean Dr. Bob? What does time have to do with anything?"
Friday
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"I hope you enjoy reading it Dr. Bob. I might set an exam soon :-)"
Thursday
Dr. Bob replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"LOL.  OK, if you really want to compare yourselves to churchgoers, I'm good with that.  After all, you even have Sunday School <g>. "
Thursday
Strega replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"Touché!"
Thursday
Pope Beanie replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"...said the family in church every Sunday!"
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Dr. Bob replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"@Sheri, I would encourage you not to try to argue with her from within your framework. The way to approach a Christian who has gotten a bit too whacky is from within their framework.  I, for example, will never argue evolution with one of my…"
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Dr. Bob replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"LOL.  There's really no question to answer here, @Davis.  There are just a series of odd assertions.  If the questions you ask are mostly "When did you stop beating your wife?" answering is really pretty…"
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Dr. Bob replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"No, just science."
Thursday
Stutz replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"Nice, I could have used that instead of writing out the whole rock question. The last paragraph on that page also seems relevant: I think a lot of theists are unknowingly arguing for this position when they claim that God is allowing humanity to…"
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Atheist by definition. "Non-believer" by preference. Non-supernaturalist to be precise.
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Study of philosophy - God's existence has been at issue for millennia

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For the youth group kids...

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 11:36pm 1 Comment

Just for fun, here's sort of a flashback for us 90s kids (probably not applicable outside the US—or maybe?)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/33-ways-you-know-you-were-a-youth-group-kid

I figure since so many of us grew up Christians, these might be amusing to remember. To be honest, I didn't get in quite this deep myself, with all the Christian-alternative fads…

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