March 03, 2002
If you were born on Feb 29 1980, how old would you be today? I propose that you could choose from one of two ages, depending on what was most beneficial to you at the time. 1. You could be 22. It has been 22 years since your birth. 2. You could be 5. You have had five birthdays. (Note: I don't think 20 is an acceptable option) Because of the fact that you could be either 22 or 5, depending solely on your discretion, I would actually submit that perhaps the person whose age is hardest to tell is the one born on Feb 29, because they can decide how old they want to be. Plus, if you didn't know their birthdate, you'd never guess that the person in my example was 5. Man, I wanna go see the Pirates of Penzance.
God's omnipotence means that you can start any sentence with "God can..." and finish it arbitrarily, and it will be true. But you contradict when you say "God can end his omnipotence" for if God did this, He would no longer be able to do anything. God therefore cannot do this. Therefore, God is logically not omnipotent. However, the fallacy in this argument is that it is a construction of language that may not signify anything in reality. Just because we can grammatically construct the above sentence does not mean that the sentence signifies something real. The separate pieces may signify things, such as the word "God" signifying the real God, and the word "can" signifying real potential and the word "omnipotence" signifying real omnipotence, but that does not mean that something real exists consisting of all those pieces put together.