Friday, July 09, 2004
God is limited by the universe he created. This is kinda a spin on the question: "can God create a stone that even he can't pick up?" By creating the Universe he did such a thing.
How is that? We know that there are some things we CANNOT know. We can prove this mathematically. No human, computer or other being can know everything in this universe.
This is not the point that we rule out God. No, he could know everything, for he is the one who is called I AM. He is also considered an all powerful being. Now an all powerful being that knows everything can tell us the things that we cannot know. This is in contravention of everything that makes the universe run. As in "up would become down and black would become white".
Once he told us, according to the formula, there would be something else that we cannot know. We are limited beings. And since God cannot make us know everything, he cannot make us gods. Therefore there is something he CANNOT do. God is limited too. So either God is not all-powerful or God is not all-knowing. I don't know.
Maybe that is the thing we cannot know. :p
-> We are limited beings. [logical consequences]
And since God cannot make us know everything, he cannot make us gods.
-> Therefore there is something he CANNOT do. [second consequence]
[hence] God is limited too.
[Therefore] So either God is not all-powerful or God is not all-knowing. I don't know.
If you were to prove or test the validity of a theorem while ignoring all the given conditions, the proposition is logically rendered invalid. (Inshort: For testing an argument that ignores the given, the argument remains invalid.)
The missing given:
If you are testing the Divine Attribute of "All-Knowing", your test condition has to factor-in other attributes of His, such as "The Absolute". Where the "Absolute" attribute, deprives 'gods' any remote possibilty of exisiting.
If 'gods' cannot exist. Your second test condition does not hold. Implying the original result is invalid.
Factor-in all the Attributes and then devise a test.