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To what extent is god's omnipotence a logically coherant concept

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To what extent is the omnipotence god a logically coherent concept? The attributes of our god state that he as the creator is omnipotent so that should assume that he can do anything that is logically possible but can he do something that is logical like we can. By our definition he should be able to do anything and everything. But is there anything that god can't do such as: Can god run? As human we have 2 arms and two legs to enable us to run but the other attributes of god contradict each other because if he is all powerful yes he can do anything but by also saying that god has always existed suggest a god like Aristotle a prime mover that exists outside of space and time and therefore can't have ...read more.


breaks the laws of logic however the key difference between the two is that Descartes stands by his theory whilst Peter Geach dismisses the notion of an Absolutely Omnipotent God. Peter Geach's solution to the paradoxes that arise to god omnipotence allow him to create 4forms of omnipotence and on form of the almighty he then dismisses the 4 versions of omnipotence and sticks to almighty this that God is not just more powerful than any creature; no creature can compete with God in power, even unsuccessfully. In this account nothing like the omnipotence paradox arises, but perhaps that is because God is not taken to be in any sense omnipotent. On the other hand, Anselm of Canterbury seems to think that almightiness is one of the things that makes God count as omnipotent. ...read more.


Aquinas' understanding of omnipotence, which is more popular than that of Descartes, also survives the paradox of the stone. For if God exists then he is a being that can lift all stones. A stone that is so heavy that God cannot lift it is therefore an impossible object. According to Aquinas' understanding of omnipotence, remember, God is able to do anything possible, but not anything impossible, and creating a stone that God cannot lift is something impossible. Aquinas can therefore answer the question "No" without compromising divine omnipotence. Alvin plantinga argued that god doesn't have to has omnipotence as a quality of god as he could choose to limit his power to protect logic and the free will of the human race. In conclusion god's omnipotence is logically coherent until god omnipotence attempts something illogical and the it becomes incoherent and completely depends on what way you interpret the omnipotence of god. ...read more.

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