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Re: Banter[2]: Omnipotence

Poster: "David K. Bodman" <dkbodman@nr.infi.net>

At 05:22 PM 7/10/96 -0400, you wrote:
>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.

Perhaps ignorance is bliss...

Besides, then you can claim no responsibility for your actions...


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