posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 02:48 AM
Originally posted by daskakik
reply to post by Dfairlite
Actually I was referring to the idea that only an omnipotent being would be able to accomplish something like this so, if it is no longer a
prerequisite than the creator could be a being that doesn't fit the general description of a "god".
edit on 3-2-2013 by daskakik because: (no reason given)
The concept of omnipotence described by the Bible is quite different from the concept of omnipotence usually used by religions.
The Bible describes omnipotence as a matter of sheer force, knowledge and skill. That is, God can do anything He wants because He has the knowledge of
how to do so, the skill to apply such knowledge and the necessary power to accomplish it. I usually illustrate it by comparing it to a game of chess
with Bobby Fischer, considered by many to be the best chess player that ever existed. If you played a game with him, you would lose. No matter what
you did, he would always be ten steps ahead of you. In a game of chess, he could be described as omnipotent.
The idea that omnipotence means "God can do whatever He wants" come from Greek mythology, which some "Church Fathers" were quite enamored with,
and worked hard to adapt the concepts into Christianity.
The Biblical idea of God is far closer to an idea of a mixed Scientist and Artist who uses both Science and Aesthetics, laboring carefully while
creating than the idea of a "magical bearded man in the clouds" that waves his hand and get things done.