Monday, June 19, 2006

Why I am not a Christian.

I miss writing and reading about theology so i decided to make ammends this afternoon.

Polytheism. Most christain religions take on a from of disguised polytheism. All claim that there is one true god, yet this is contradictary to the concept of a triune god. The father, the son, and the holy spirit. IS there one god or three? There is no adequate logical separation of such entities, or a separation which can still produce a singular Omnipotent being. Catholisism embraces polytheism closer to its "pious" bossum, by prayer and offerings to the saints. Saints for travelers, the sick, the poor. There are offering and prayers directed to them, as almost a god equivalent.

Absurdity of Omnipotence.
Could god create a mountain so big he himself could not lift it?
Of course he could make it, but could he lift it? Could God produce a square circle? This also relates back to the problem of a triune god. Logically there is only logical room for a singular omnipotent being. Being A must be able to destroy being B, If being B is also omnipotent, being A can not destroy or banish it, therefore a limitation but and not an omnipotent being. Although this does not rule out the existance of a god, it merely creates a limited yet powerful being.

4 Comments:

Blogger Darius said...

Oh, man... Have you been reading my blog or what? Nice to find you!

7:54 PM  
Blogger Marv said...

The answer is one God in three persons. But,I love the way you think.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Water can exist in three states;
as a gas,
a solid and as a liquid.

The molecules are travelling at different speeds but it is still water. That is how I was taught to answer that question. Can you hear me doing a little tap dance and a Ta-Da!

I actually loved the cinematic scene depicting the bedlam at the Council of Nicea in the DaVinci Code. Wasn't this bizarre theory dreamed up there to appease all of the factions. Who knows for sure. One thing is certain, it doesn't make any sense...unless you believe in shape shifting I guess?

8:49 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Water cannot exist in all states at once. which is were the analogy saddly falls short of the mark.

On the Da vinci code i am still yet to watch it, I disliked the book, it was writen in a style i found somewhat insulting, it was also full of historical romantisisms, devoid of fact.

Good thought though

10:35 PM  

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