Thursday, 22 November 2007

Some thoughts...

I'm re-reading The God Delusion again. It started me thinking (as it tends to) and I had to note down the thoughts.

Is God(/Yahweh/Odin/Zeus) omnipotent and omnicient?

Omnipotent: Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

Omnicient: Having total knowledge; knowing everything.

Most religionists would say yes.

But if you think about it logically, they would be about as wrong as it is possible to get.

If this god is omnicient, then he knows what he is going to do in the future. He knows what is going to happen when, how and where. He knows what he is going to do about it.

This negates the omnipotence attributed to him, because if he knows what the future holds in store for the universe, then he can't change his mind about it, he can't do everything - because then he wouldn't know the future. Would he?

So then - what is the point in this god?

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

There is no point. God doesn't exist.

Just my thoughts this morning.


Also - hark at the sheer stupidity of this:

"Nepal Airlines, which was having technical trouble with one of its two Boeing 757s in August, announced that it had fixed the problem by sacrificing two goats to appease the Hindu sky god Akash Bhairab."

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