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Banter[2]: Omnipotence

Poster: Lance Harrop <lharrop@mrj.com>

On Wed, 10 Jul 1996, Henry Best wrote:

> > > Tadhg;
> > > (Ominpotence without omniscience is damn dangerous.)

> > Leifr;
> > It is also impossible, if you don't know everything, then you don't KNOW 
> > what you can't do, therefore you're not omnipotent.

> Henry;
> Omniscience is an incidental byproduct of omnipotence. If one is 
> all-powerful, then amongst one's powers is omniscience.
> It's the same kind of semantic redundancy that Father Guido Sarducci 
> pointed out in the phrase "forever and ever".
Leifr again,

It's certainly off topic, but I remember from Piers Anthony's "Source of 
Magic" the Demon XANth stated that he was "Omnipotent but not 
Omniscient".  I wondered then how you can claim to be able to do 
everything if you can not claim to know everything.


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