Is God Immortal ?

Oct 2013
5,863
Planet Nine, Oregon
If this invented god is truly all-powerful, and this silly, tragic game really is "his" doing, then he could allow himself to be killed and experience mortality yet still continue to exist. All of this is a human creation; we are programmed to do it; religion and spiritual beliefs (as collections of memes) have played a role in our development. I think simple meditation without stories, others' spiritual realizations, is the way to go. Can argue about terminology and superpowers until you die, but never actually follow the instructions.
 
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Ficino

Ad Honorem
Apr 2012
6,802
Romania
If this invented god is truly all-powerful, and this silly, tragic game really is "his" doing, then he could allow himself to be killed and experience mortality yet still continue to exist. All of this is a human creation; we are programmed to do it; religion and spiritual beliefs (as collections of memes) have played a role in our development. I think simple meditation without stories, others' spiritual realizations, is the way to go. Can argue about terminology and superpowers until you die, but never actually follow the instructions.
You don't understand what "All-powerful" means, please read and try to understand the quote below from St. Dionysius the Areopagite, DN VIII.6:

Yet Elymas, the Magician, says, "if Almighty God is All-powerful, how is He said by your theologian, not to be able to do some thing"? But he calumniates the Divine Paul, who said, "that Almighty God is not able to deny Himself." Now in advancing this, I very much fear lest I should incur ridicule for folly, as undertaking to pull down frail houses, built upon the sand by little boys at play; and as being eager to aim at the theological intelligence of this, as if it were some inaccessible mark. For, the denial of Himself, is a falling from truth, but the truth is an existent, and the falling from the truth is a falling from the existent. If, then, the truth is an existent, and the denial of the truth a falling from the existent, Almighty God cannot fall from the existent, and non-existence is not; as any one might say, the powerless is not powerful; and ignorance, by privation, does not know. The wise man, not having understood this, imitates those inexperienced wrestlers, who, very often, by assuming that their adversaries are weak, according to their own opinion, and manfully making a show of fight with them, when absent, and courageously beating the air with empty blows, think that they have overcome their antagonists, and proclaim themselves victors (though) not yet having experienced their rivals' strength. But we, conjecturing the meaning of the Theologian to the best of our ability, celebrate the Super-powerful God, as Omnipotent, as blessed, and only Lord; as reigning in the kingdom of Eternity itself; as in no respect fallen from things existing;----but rather, as both super-having and pre-having all existing things, as beseems Power superessential; and as having bequeathed to all things being, the power to be, and this their being in an ungrudging stream, as beseems abundance of surpassing power.
 
Oct 2013
5,863
Planet Nine, Oregon
You don't understand what "All-powerful" means, please read and try to understand the quote below from St. Dionysius the Areopagite, DN VIII.6:
Wow! That sounds like an attempt to describe the Tao or something! Well, apparently god doesn't have the power to stop evil from creeping in either. I know folks who have faith, and you do too, apparently. Proving the validity of faith on a history forum is hard --some would say that UFOs are in the same boat, but they aren't. I think it's hard to explain spiritual beliefs to others, so I'm not going to try and take things apart.
 

Ficino

Ad Honorem
Apr 2012
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Romania
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