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Do you believe God can do anything? 
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+Luk Vance Yet the definition I used was St. Thomas Aquinas'.  'God can do all things,' is rightly understood to mean that God can do all things that are possible; and for this reason He is said to be omnipotent.

1. God can do all things that are possible.
2. It is possible to make an object with the distinct property of being too heavy that it cannot be moved by its maker. 
3. It is possible to lift any finite object

2&3 are contradictions aren't they?

You literally affirmed that I was not using my definition. I was actually used Alvin Plantinga's definition, based off Aquinas' work
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How does the natural world quantify the supernatural? In other words, how do we test for the hand of a god in science?
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Let's call "time' " the time that is not the same than ours. Let's call everything that is not the same as ours with a "'"
The fact that time' is not the same time as we know it means that the laws are different when it comes to the beginning of God. Beginning' and beginning are not the same.
You cannot claim that beginning works that way so beginning' works the same way. That's what I meant when I said "the point 3 cannot be concluded."
Plus, one of the consequence of the existence of God is that something exist that is infinite and eternal. By definition something infinite have no end nor beginning.


You ask : "So, you are agreeing that God is not natural based on the implied context I put forth for the usage of natural." God is at least as natural as you and me. It doesn't mean that he follows all the same rules since he is infinite and we are not. Simple exercise will allow you to understand better what I mean by that : A tree is natural and doesn't move from it spot, naturally. A moving tree is not natural. Does it mean that humans, since they can move from their spot. are not natural? Or does it mean that each individual can be considered as natural even if they don't obey the same laws governing them?
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If there is an entity that is capable of stopping evil without coming to any harm itself, how can this entity be considered good if it watches evil and does not stop it?
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+Matthew Agnich No it would wok only for you (and those who agree with your experiment)
For example I could set up an experiment to know if a buck of water is cold. "Put my finger in it." But this experiment would not suffice for most of the community. Therefore the experiment that you create must follow certain rules that you might not be aware of (like in the example of the water experiment you might want to smell it since you don't know how to detect cold, I would then correct you by telling you that you can't do that, there are other things that you can do that will work) It's in that sense that I propose my help to refine your personal experiment to find God (since I know more about God than you do) of course the best would be for you to seek the help of a priest, they usually know more than me about God :) . If someone else want to use yours as they feel it is appropriate, then they are welcome to try it. I have no objection to you proposing and refining your experiment in this Community.
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Not say this is wrong, but one side would apparently have a larger bunch of corporate masters - uh - I mean donors. :)

You'd seen this right +Ole Olson?
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Many of the stars that we wish on may have died many thousands of years ago...
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Well, sure, but the same can be said of the day sky. There's nothing about the presence of scattered sunlight that sweeps away the light of galaxies billions of light years away.
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