Thy say God can not be omnipotent. In support of the argument they ask, '' can God make a stone so heavy, so that even God can not lift it?''. No matter how you answer this question it will leads to the point that Omnipotence can not exist.
In this article I will try to show you that by asking this type of tricky questions you can not disprove the possibility of an omnipotent entity (in case you do not want it to be called God).
So lets start with the question which is,'' can God make a stone so heavy, so that even God can not lift it?''.I have two answers to this question lets start by first one as it will help you to understand the second one.
My first answer is YES, God can make a stone so heavy, so that even God can not lift it. Now you will ask that then how can he be a omnipotent entity if he is not able to lift the stone?. Lets understand it this way;
A wooden stick catches fire is the capacity of wooden stick, same way at the same time not catching fire is also a capacity of steel rod.
Able to do a task is a capacity/power same way not able to do that particular task is also a capacity/power. Now lets come back to our question;
Able to make/lift the stone = a type of capacity,
Not able to make/lift the stone = also a type of capacity.
And since God has all type of capacities so I can deduce that god can make a stone so heavy so that even he cannot lift it by showing his capacity of not lifting the stone.
Now since we have understood the concept by above mentioned example I can give my second answer as well which is,
NO,'' God can not make a stone so heavy, so that even God can not lift it''
I have turned the table, now no matter how you will respond the question you can not deny the possibility of an omnipotent God.
And hence it will be hard to respond to the ontological argument.
.. (Nitin Sharma) .
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