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The omnipotence paradox refers to the apparently paradoxical ability of an omnipotent entity to both limit its powers and remain omnipotent. The paradox is used both as an argument against an omnipotent God and against the concept of true omnipotence.

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Tried to find a pin on the omnipotence paradox, found this instead. I am satisfied with my findings.

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Weekend at Burnsie's

When Homer is stoned and talks to Ned Flanders he cites his own example of the Omnipotence paradox: "Could Jesus microwave a burrito so hot that he himself could not eat it?"

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This idea of a God who can be called omnipotent only if his will is the direct efficient cause of every aspect of created reality immediately makes all the inept cavils of the village atheist seem profound: one still should not ask if God could create a stone he could not lift, perhaps, but one might legitimately ask if a God of infinite voluntaristic sovereignty and power could create a creature free to resist the divine will. The question is no cruder than the conception of God it is meant…

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And don't even think of trying the old, "Yes, but he gave everyone free will!" excuse, because that just means that he's useless.

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The omnipotence paradox refers to the apparently paradoxical ability of an omnipotent entity to both limit its powers and remain omnipotent. The paradox is used both as an argument against an omnipotent God and against the concept of true omnipotence.