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God has limitless power. So can he/she create a stone so heavy the no one lift it ? If yes, then god himself/herself can not lift it, so limited power. If no, then there's a limit to what god can create. What is the way out ?

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  • $\begingroup$ I believe it's like comparing infinities. Since there is no limit, comparison makes no sense to begin with. However, for the sake of question, I believe the most convenient would be both things going parallelly. I mean, the weight he puts in the stone(power of creation) and his own power to lift it. So yes, the stone can be lifted but only by god himself/herself. $\endgroup$ – Mike Karter May 6 at 6:46
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    $\begingroup$ This really isn't a puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Rubio May 6 at 6:56
  • $\begingroup$ The simplest way out is that such a god (having absolutely unbounded power) just cannot exist, since his/her existence is sufficient to lead to this contradiction. $\endgroup$ – trolley813 May 6 at 7:14
  • $\begingroup$ An unstoppable force and an immovable object are simply inconsistent concepts. Irresistable Force Paradox $\endgroup$ – Jaap Scherphuis May 6 at 7:33
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    $\begingroup$ Any sufficiently heavy stone will promptly collapse the entire universe into a giant black hole. Inside the black hole's point-like singularity, "up" (or any other direction, for that matter) is meaningless. Therefore, lifting doesn't exist anymore. Un-padadox't! $\endgroup$ – Bass May 6 at 10:07
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As the conclusion is a paradox, we can assume the premise is incorrect, i.e. God doesn't have limitless power (Proof by Contradiction).

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