Paradox of the Stone

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Paradox of the Stone


Can God create a stone that he cannot lift?


§  This action is perfectly possible for a human to do, so it is a logically possible action to perform, but in doing the action God would not be omnipotent.




1)       It has been suggested that this paradox is merely a problem of language; in fact the whole paradox is actually a logically impossible action (Mavrodes)

a.       God is omnipotent

b.       God can create a stone

c.        The stone is too heavy for God to lift

d.       A stone which is too heavy to lift by God


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