An unwise question : “Can an omnipotent god create a rock so heavy even it cannot lift it?”

The viewers should access the following link to know the context of the discussion; and only then one should form one’s own sincere and independent opinion.

http://thesuperstitiousnakedape.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/yahwehs-dreadful-power-problem-3/comment-page-1/#comment-13821

PAARSURREY says:
April 4, 2014 at 10:41 pm
@SABIO LANTZ : April 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

“The Qur’an continually states that Allah is able to do all things (omnipotent). 22:6, 46:33, 57:1-5, 64:1-4 …”

Just to explain the verses quoted by you.

I have checked all the above verses using the same attribute of God ”qadīr” with the word “shayʾin”.

I take the first please mentioned by you “22:6”; and that will explain all the verses quoted by you.

dhālika bi-ʾanna llāha huwa l-ḥaqqu wa-ʾannahū yuḥyi l-mawtā wa-ʾannahū ʿalā kulli *shayʾin qadīrun

[22:7] That is because Allah is the Truth, and that it is He Who brings the dead to life, and that He has power over all *things;

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=22

*The Arabic word “shayʾin” is from the root word sh-y-e, means doing things which is unblemished to do and not doing a thing which is blemished to do.

Since God’s attributes are holy, unblemished and perfect; He is above all such unwise questions.

Thanks and regards

P.S. Sorry John some words did not appear in the previous comments; so I have to post it again. Please delete the previous comments just posted by me some minutes ago.

Thanks and regards

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2 Responses to “An unwise question : “Can an omnipotent god create a rock so heavy even it cannot lift it?””

  1. trueandreasonable Says:

    When i get questions like this I give this response thanks in part to Alvin Plantinga:

    God’s omnipotence either means he can break the rules of logic or it does not.

    If it means he can break the rules of logic then such logical dilemmas do not bind him.

    If he can’t break the rules of logic then this sort of logical paradox simply demonstrates that fact.

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