"Does God make mistakes?"
goode at DPW.COM
Wed Jul 16 09:19:58 CDT 1997
I agree, these days. Back in the days when I was arguing these points,
it was part of the definition of God that I accepted -- God is omnipotent,
omniscient, omnibenevolent, omnipresent, He is That than which there is
no higher, etc. In fact part of the atheistic argument in these intro
philosophy classes is that it is just impossible that a being with these
qualities can even exist.
At 05:31 PM 7/16/97 +1000, Martin Gifford wrote:
>It seems to me that God is not omnipotent. I don't see why God should be
>At 10:18 AM 15/07/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>"Does God make mistakes?"
>>A colleague in grad school did his doctoral dissertation on this. His
>>answer was NO. Because (he argued) God doesn't DO anything.
>>In intro philosophy people argue about the Judeo-Christian conception of
>>omnipotence and God. If He can make a mistake (the argument goes), he's
>>not omnipotent; if He cannot make a mistake, then he's not omnipotent.
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