God and logic

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February 21, 2011
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by Robert P. Murphy  
Posted in Commentary

"A standard argument against the notion of the God of the Bible -- even deployed by Mises in Human Action -- is that God wouldn’t act in the sense that Austrian economists use that term. Specifically, beings act (meaning they use means to achieve ends) in order to remove uneasiness. But an omnipotent being wouldn’t have felt uneasiness, so he/it wouldn’t need to act. Yet the God of the Bible is clearly acting throughout history. This is related to the more general atheist argument that goes like this: It is logically impossible for God to be omnipotent and omniscient." (02/20/11)



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