posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 08:36 PM
At least you are being honest.
Have you ever tried to think through the logical consequences of an omnipotent god? There are many traps along the way. Can god create a rock he
If he can, then he can't lift the rock thus rendering him not omnipotent.
If he cannot, then he can't create something also rendering him, not omnipotent.
It is imposible for both to exist simultaneously. That is unless you make a conscious decision to disregard what you know to be true, in leiu of what
you wish and hope to be true. There are far more serious complications that arise out of the belief that a god could be omnipotent. Those
consequences are astounding. What is more astounding than that is that there are people who simply ignore them such as yourself.
It is one thing for you to believe in this. It is another thing to do so by disregarding factual evidence and information to the contrary. When I
constantly tell the christians on this site that they intentionally make themselves stupid, this is the type of thing I refer too. Christians choose
to believe in something when they know otherwise. Logically, most of us are capable of seeing the consequences of this belief system on a fundamental
level. Illogically, christians disregard it.
An analogy that a good friend gave me a few days ago fits well here. It is as if we were both standing in a room. I tell you to look to your right.
When you look you see a door. You quickly look away. I tell you, "there is a door over there." You respond, "No there isn't". Puzzled, I walk
over to the door and say, "Yes there is, look", while I knock on it. Again, you see it, but this time you hear it as well. However, you still
respond by saying, "No there isn't." I get aggitated and yell, "Yes there is!". You get mad and begin to storm out of the room. BAAAAAAMMMMM,
you hit your face off the door and feel it, you hear it, and you see it. Again, while you are getting up off the floor I tell you, "See, there is a
door". And as expected you deny it yet again. You then physically interact with the door by opening it, hearing it open, seeing it open, and
feeling the door knob. You walk through the door and out of the room denying still that the door exists.
These consequences exist. You just deny it.
[edit on 3/22/2005 by Seapeople]