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"The idea of God with all his traditional attributes is a reasonable one to have" Do you agree?

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"The idea of God with all his traditional attributes is a reasonable one to have" Do you agree? The idea of God being all loving, caring, omniscient, omnipresent and so on is a reasonable one to have, as it has been attached to God for years and years. Before science, nobody even questioned God's attributes, just accepted them for what they were, but with the rise of science, talking about God attributes brings about problems. When science started to question God's attributes, they asked the questions, which religions found hard to answer, "if God is omnipotent, can he make a rock big enough, that he cant pick it up?" God is supposed to be omnipotent. If He is omnipotent, then He can create a rock so big that He can't pick it up. ...read more.

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Therefore, God can only do those things that are consistent with His nature. He cannot lie because it is against His nature to do so. Not being able to lie does not mean He is not God or that He is not all-powerful. Also, He cannot cease to be God. Since He is in all places at all times, if He stopped existing then He wouldn't be in all places at all time. Therefore, He cannot cease to exist without violating His own nature. The point is that God cannot do something that is a violation of His own existence and nature. Therefore, He cannot make a rock so big he can't pick up, or make something bigger than Himself, etc. But, not being able to do this does not mean He is not God nor that He is not omnipotent. ...read more.

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You cannot explain God, without explaining his attributes. Just like you can't explain a person without explaining vital information about them such as "what they look like" the same applies to God. This would mean that it is reasonable to have a God with all these attributes, and it is up to the individual to believe if these attributes are in fact real. Creation is also a key factor in assessing the attributes of God. If God with his omniscience, omnipotence, etc, did not create the universe, then who did?! Somebody must have, so why cant this idea of "God" with his attributes not be a reasonable explanation?! The idea of God has influenced millions all over the world with all different religions; can all these people possibly be wrong with their idea?! I believe, like many aspects of religion, the idea of God with all his attributes goes down to one thing. Faith. ?? ?? ?? ?? Darren Staunton 13R Re - Miss Davies ...read more.

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