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Omnipotence

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Ceiling Cat. May or may not be omnipotent, but is definitely omniscient, at least in places where masturbation is happening.
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And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
—Judges 1:19,[1] makes sense in non-KJV.

Omnipotence is the quality of being "all powerful".

Philosophy[edit]

The concept of omnipotence plays a strong role in various philosophical and logical arguments both for and against the existence of god, including the ontological argument, the omnipotence paradox, and the problem of evil. The interplay of omnipotence and omniscience is also worth of examination - can an all-powerful being ask a question an all-knowing being does not know the answer to?

Omnipotent beings[edit]

Examples of omnipotent beings include:

Lesser higher beings lacking omnipotence[edit]

Even Homer sometimes nods - not all pantheons require all-powerful bosses. More human-like divine figures whom the average amateur theologian might better relate to include:

  • Zeus[2] (what would Hera say ?)
  • the Buddha (once upon a time a King's son went out into the wide world on a quest)

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. Biblegateway - Judges 1:19, King James Version
  2. Lang, Andrew (2013). The Works of Andrew Lang. 2. 3. Delphi Classics. ISBN 9781908909510. https://books.google.com/books?id=PmwbAgAAQBAJ. Retrieved 2017-07-04. "But there is, as usual in myth, no consistent view, and Zeus cannot be called omnipotent."