when a woman tells a (male) friend he should find a girlfriend, it's usually put as:
"there's plenty of fish in the sea", yet they also think said new girlfriend should have some "meat on her bones".
.... -.- .....
what kind of fish are we talking about here?
If God is allpowerful, is it possible for God to create something even greater? If yes, then God is not the most powerful entity in existence. If no, then there is something that even God cannot do, therefore God is not allpowerful.
Infinity is a peculiar thing. In its most basic definition, it's a number representing the upper limit of the natural number system. This upper limit cannot be exactly grasped by human comprehension. After all, for every number, there will always be an even greater number. In order to even comprehend that unknown upper limit, it is represented by infinity ∞.
One of the Rules regarding ∞:
∞ + L = ∞ where L is any number: the upper limit theoretically should be the highest number, but since its true value is unknown, it is assumed that because it is so great, any other number would be so miniscule in comparison such that the result of adding such a number to it would be negligible.
Maybe God, like infinity, is a term that represents the upper limit of existence - an upper limit that cannot be fully comprehended by humans? We are not sure if that upper limit actually exists. We are not sure if there is a being in that upper limit. There is only our proverbial interpretation of that upper limit which is God. If this is true, God, as a representation, exists with respect to humans in the same way that ∞, as a representation, exists with respect to the natural number system.
Back to the questions about God's power. Can God create a being even greater? I would think so, because God is allpowerful. In the same way, any number can be multiplied or added by/to ∞. Would that result in God not being the most powerful entity? I don't think so. If God is like infinity, then anything greater than God would still be God itself.
I can't imagine that my father-in-law's colon cancer and my brother's Alzheimer's happened for a good reason. All the young boys buggered by priests and the children murdered in Newtown? Things happen for a reason. Perhaps the cancer was caused by a diet too high in fats and too low in fibre. The murders were possibly caused by too easy access to guns and too difficult access to mental health care. Reasons? Yes. But good reasons?
If I hadn't have believed it I wouldn't have seen it - Ashleigh Brilliant
I can't imagine that my father-in-law's colon cancer and my brother's Alzheimer's happened for a good reason.
My father brother (which is my uncle) also have Alzheimer. It's been 4 years now, he looks exactly like father and he doesn't recognise me at all and my aunt been taking care of him. I really hope there will be cure for Alzheimer sometime soon. So RJ hang in there!
He's not at the "I don't know you" state yet. He forgets where to put things that have been in the same place for years (like the phone book) and he has trouble driving in that he doesn't remember how to get places (GPS helps a lot). And he can't follow complicated directions, but conversation and personality wise, etc. he's still the same person. He's ten years older than I am so I suppose that puts me at risk as well. I'll get back to you in 2023 to let you know how that turns out ;-P