God's rocks (was: Re: Good books generally)

Tue Feb 18 08:51:58 PST 2003

On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 11:55:56AM -0500, Robert  Wood <bertowud at gator.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 11:02:28AM -0500, John Klein
> > <zarkon at illrepute.org> wrote:
> >> (I am not saying I endorse Leibniz's point of view, simply that this
> >> argument is not bulletproof.)
> >> Or there's this one: He could make a rock, then decide not to lift it.
> > I've always preferred the solution that says if he makes a rock
> > he cannot lift, he is no longer omnipotent -- there's no going
> > back.
> Then if he uncreated the rock would he be omnipotent again?

That invites tons of nitpicks.  Rather than arguing them, I'll 
simply state that the details are left as an exercise for the 

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