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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Anything at all whatsoever: if it exists in this universe, it therefore must be logical and have a perfectly rational nature.

    Otherwise it could not exist in this universe.

    Rather we understand that logic or nature is another matter.
    Because....

    You do realize you are making unfounded assertions without any backing evidence and expecting me to take them on face value?

    Your whole argument is really just one begging the question.
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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Well if you're going to describe omnipotence in that manner, why go through the charades and pretenses of trying to be logical. Why go through the trouble of establishing logical evidences and such?
    If God doesn't follow the rules of logic, why use logic to explain it?
    Again, not sure how there is a necessarily relationship here.
    That God has the capacity to defy the laws of logic does not mean that God cannot be proven or disproven through logic.

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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    That would be limited.
    Omnipotent is unlimited power.

    You may not understand how The Omnipotent defies the laws of logic -- but that in no way means He cannot do it.
    It just makes the owner of that trait nonsensical and illogical, but does not invalidate its existence.

    Still, you are a little late, Tucker and Jerry are using a modified form of omnipotence to bypass the paradox created by the capacity to do anything. In that aspect, limited power does not have the associated problems. The problem with their argument is that they assume the illogical cannot be done. For that argument, they have yet to provide any reasoning other then their innate desires for that to be true.
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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    See that doesn't even make any sense.
    Do you really think that the Omipotent God is limited to doing what humans might understand?

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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Such a being can do everything that can be done. The fact that something simply cannot do something doesn't place a limitation upon the power of the omnipotent being.

    For example, an omnipotent being cannot make a yellow circle that is a blue square. That's because a yellow circle that is a blue square cannot exist.

    Some things just simply cannot be done. It is not a limitation upon teh omnipotent being to be unable to do the impossible.
    God's Omnipotence is not limited by what you can conceive.

    Flatlanders could not conceive of "up", just as you cannot conceive of a yellow circle that is a blue square; because you deem something 'imposible' does not mean that God cannot do it.

    Omnipotent power is unlimited.

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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    God's Omnipotence is not limited by what you can conceive.
    Change "limited" to "bounded" and we agree.

    The boundaries of what can be done are not defined by the boundaries of what can be conceived.


    If an Omnipotent being can do something, then that doing that thing is possible. If it is possible to be done, it is therefore logically possible, by the very rules of logic.

    Premise 1: Anything that can be done is that which is logically possible
    Premise 2: An omnipotent being can do anything that can be done.
    Conclusion: An omnipotent being can do anything that is logically possible.

    Are you stating that premise 1 is false? That anything that can be done is that which is logically impossible?

    Simply put, an omnipotent being cannot do that which cannot be done. If the omnipotent being can do it, then it can be done.

    If something is logically possible, then it can possibly be done.

    It is not a limitation to say that an omnipotent being cannot do that which cannot be done. As soon as the omnipotent being can do it, such a thing can no longer be classified as "that which cannot be done".


    An omnipotent being would have unlimited power. It can do everything that can be done. It cannot "do that which cannot be done" because that is a contradiction of terms.

    "Power to do anything" does not include "that which cannot be done", because "that which cannot be done" is something that does not exist. It is not a "thing" it is a "nothing".

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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Again, not sure how there is a necessarily relationship here.
    That God has the capacity to defy the laws of logic does not mean that God cannot be proven or disproven through logic.
    Okay, let me ask you to clarify some things then...

    You're saying logic can't prove or disprove god? I assume that's because God can defy the laws of logic. If so, then I don't understand why we're disagreeing, that's what I've been saying all along. I guess the only difference between me and you is that I won't take that position seriously because...well...it isn't logical. Both positions are valid, it's just that I prefer to be logical rather than illogical. But to press the point further...

    If you're not going to use logic to prove or disprove god, why do you ask for proof, why do you even expect proof to change anyone's beliefs if that was the case? Isn't this entire thread an exercise in futility if you hold this position? You're not expecting God to be logical all the time, so why approach the matter in a logical way? You don't need to ask for proof. You don't need evidence. But to press the point even further...

    If not logic, then what do you use to prove or disprove god? Illogical evidence? Incomprehensible evidence? Contradicting evidence? What, if not logic? Emotions? Feelings?
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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Change "limited" to "bounded" and we agree.

    The boundaries of what can be done are not defined by the boundaries of what can be conceived.


    If an Omnipotent being can do something, then that doing that thing is possible. If it is possible to be done, it is therefore logically possible, by the very rules of logic.

    Premise 1: Anything that can be done is that which is logically possible
    Premise 2: An omnipotent being can do anything that can be done.
    Conclusion: An omnipotent being can do anything that is logically possible.

    Are you stating that premise 1 is false? That anything that can be done is that which is logically impossible?

    Simply put, an omnipotent being cannot do that which cannot be done. If the omnipotent being can do it, then it can be done.

    If something is logically possible, then it can possibly be done.

    It is not a limitation to say that an omnipotent being cannot do that which cannot be done. As soon as the omnipotent being can do it, such a thing can no longer be classified as "that which cannot be done".


    An omnipotent being would have unlimited power. It can do everything that can be done. It cannot "do that which cannot be done" because that is a contradiction of terms.

    "Power to do anything" does not include "that which cannot be done", because "that which cannot be done" is something that does not exist. It is not a "thing" it is a "nothing".
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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Change "limited" to "bounded" and we agree.
    But, the term is "limited".

    If an Omnipotent being can do something, then that doing that thing is possible. If it is possible to be done, it is therefore logically possible, by the very rules of logic.
    Yes... and anything is possible - including those that are not logically possible.


    Simply put, an omnipotent being cannot do that which cannot be done. If the omnipotent being can do it, then it can be done.
    This is true, with the understanding that anything is possible, and therefore anything can be done.
    Thus, The Omnipotent can do anything; His power is unlimited.

    If something is logically possible, then it can possibly be done.
    "Logically possible" is a not a valid limit. Anything is possible, logically or not, including having the power to violate logic.
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    Re: Does life on other planets disprove the BIble

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
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    Not hardly.

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