Brenda Allen wrote:
Isnt there some parable about god creating a mountain that he could not move.....i.e. god should be able to creat a mountain he could not move, but being god and therefore omnipotent, he could move any mountain created.
This is why christian theology tends to make my head hurt :-)
The saying goes as follows......
Can God make a rock so big he can't lift it? If he can't lift it, then he's not omnipotent. But if he can't make such a rock, then he's also not omnipotent. Therefore, an omnipotent God can't exist.
Most christians that are asked this question (that I have personally asked, so don't go all freaky haywire on me) either refuse to answer it, or are too dumbfounded to approach it with logic, and usually mumble on about faith or some such thing. Please once again this is from my own experience and is not meant as an insult to any "christians".