The Omnipotence Paradox

by practicalspactical

Unhappy with where I left that idea of the mind creating a stone it cannot lift — I wanted to source the paradox — Internet failed me, but — Wikipedia rescued. The “Can God create a Stone He Can’t Lift?” paradox is a variety of the omnipotence paradox, which, in its fundamental form could be, and often phrased as “what happens when an irresistable force meets an unmoveable object?” and the clarification is important — for perhaps the mind, while it is living and struggling against non-being, is the irresistable force, and the universe is the unmoveable object — and what we’re faced off with is a classic dilemma, a good old-fashioned almost Mexican stand-off —

Of course, I do have one thing going with me. I have a mind, and freedom. Therefore, though nothing can resist my thoughts, I can choose to not exercise such force. Or, if I am the unmoveable object, perhaps I can choose to move.

Islands in the stream. Why do I torment myself? The world is there, out there, waiting, waiting to begin. Raise high the roofbeam, carpenters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnipotence_paradox