[lit-ideas] Re: Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnibenevolence (was: Re: 9th edition of the EB)

This is too good to try and finesse out of. Nice thinking, Lloyd. Thanks for
that.

No towel over his head, 

Walter C. Okshevsky
Memorial University



Quoting LLOYD MITCHELL <rmitchell@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> To John Wager et al.:
> 
> Do you people understand this idea of omniscience - i.e., all-knowing? Do 
> you have any questions about it? Or about anything at all? Is there any 
> question that you really wish you had the answer to, but don't? Do you 
> deeply, fervently *wonder* about anything at all? If so, then I don't see 
> how you aren't privy to a knowledge that an omniscient being cannot possibly
> 
> have: the knowledge of what it is to *wonder*, to be beset with a 
> *question*.
> 
> The god, says Diotima in the Symposium, is not a philosopher: he is already 
> wise. The wise being cannot be a *lover* of wisdom - cannot exist as driven 
> by the overwhelming desire to become what he is not: to become wise. to 
> *know* what he intensely recognizes that he does not know.
> 
> It seems to me, then, that there is at least one thing that the omniscient 
> being cannot know: what it is not to know something.
> 
> Lloyd Mitchell 
> 
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