RE: Question

David McFadzean (
Fri, 18 Aug 95 13:09:00 CDT

At 11:44 AM 8/18/95 CDT, you wrote:

>>I think it is logically impossible for a single entity to be simultaneously
>>omnipotent, omniscient and perfectly moral.
>If he were trapped in our three dimensional little view of things, yes, I
>Could you explain your logic if I am missing something?

It has nothing to do with spatial dimensions. Logic does not depend
on space or time.

>>For example, I can know fear. God cannot, because God also knows that
>>nothing can hurt him. He can be all-knowing or all-powerful, but not both
>>at once.
>God knows fear, not as you know it. It is one of the tools of my enemy, but

If God does not know fear as I know it, he doesn't know everything does he?
That is the whole point.

>I won't go into a theology lesson. God is not afraid, if that is what you
>are implying, but He can feel hurt, nothing can defeat Him if that is your
>point. He says it hurts Him when His creation rebels against Him. Why can't
>he be all knowing and yet all powerful?

I didn't say he can't know hurt. Why bring that up? I already explained
why he can't know fear. That is sufficient to show that God is logically
impossible. If you believe logically impossible things can't exist (I do)
then you will believe that God does not exist. If you think logically
impossible things can exist, then you might as well believe in everything
mythical if it amuses you.

>>There is not much to say about how the big bang model does not contradict
>>any of my current beliefs. It is a scientific model. It doesn't invoke
>>any supernatural explanations. What do you want?
>Is it because you believe one group of people over another? That would be
>being biased and "closed-minded"... And that would contradict your beliefs,
>would it not?

No, I don't believe I should accept every possible theory in the interest
of being open-minded. That is called "stupid". I base my beliefs on
available evidence and logical consistency. Available evidence suggests
that Christianity, like every other religion, is a creation of humanity.
It is not the first and it isn't the most popular. It is not even the most
consistent or most explanatory.

However I can see that your faith is very important to you, so you
are welcome to it. You should really stop asking questions, though,
because the answers can only hurt your faith.