A Born-Again
'Riddle' Explained
Steve

 

Their is a Riddle in the BIBLE, I was wondering if you could figure it out, Here it is, Jesus said that with GOD all things are possible, yet their is another place in the BIBLE that states that their is an UNforgive-able Sin. The Question is can GOD forgive the Unforgivable Sin? Regards ERNIE.

 

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From: "Positive Atheism" <editor@positiveatheism.org>
To: "Steve"
Subject: Re: help
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 01:54:53 -0700

This is not a riddle. It simply points out one of the fundamental flaws of theism: the impossible notion of omnipotence -- the notion of an all-powerful being.

Could and omnipotent being make a square circle?

No.

Could an omnipotent being make a rock so big that she-he-it could not roll it?

No.

Even most theists will admit this, and must revise the definition for the word omnipotence to mean something other than all-powerful.

Omnipotence, the notion that with God all things are possible, is itself an impossible idea.

Thus, to call this a riddle is divert attention from the impossibility of this idea, and to imply that this (or any) contradiction can make sense. It cannot. They cannot.

It is not a mystery at all. It is simply flawed reasoning (or a trick question -- depending on the motives of the one asking the question).

Cliff Walker
"Positive Atheism" Magazine

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