Re: Why atheism beats agnosticism (Was: Re: Contacting God)

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Sat, 25 Apr 1998 10:24:18 +0000

> From: ChuckKuecker <>

> At 01:35 4/23/98 +0200, you wrote:
> >>Being omnipotent = being responsible for all that
> >>happens.
> >
> >
> >Is real omnipotence actually possible? With reference to which environment?
> >How can you know that there are no other physical environments than those
> >you can create and dwell in? Certainly, entities can become so powerful that
> >they would *seem* omnipotent to us. Just like horsemen could seem like
> >halfgods to people who have never seen horses or cars. But real omnipotence?
> >I cannot think of a single point of existence when it would be reached.
> >
> Omnipotence is knowing everything, even everything you don't or can't know.
> And we can go on in this vein for years...

No, that's omniscience.

It is debatable whether omniscience necessarily includes complete
knowledge of the future.

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