15 Oct 2004

“Can God make a rock He can’t lift?” — this was never meant to be answered, not in any meaningful way, a flippant questioning, making fun of belief in something so preposterous as an omnipotence. I have an answer, though….

There was a Zen master who was sitting quietly, when a student came and asked him what he was doing. He answered, “Thinking the impossible.”

When he was asked by that student how it was he was doing that, he answered, “By not thinking.”

So, here is the answer that the question, “Can God make a rock He can’t lift?” deserves. For I think God is capable at least of a Zen master’s skill. Can God lift the impossible? Yes. By not lifting.

posted by John H. Doe @ 12:04 am

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