There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
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Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
People keep telling me how things do and do not work in the "real world".Hi there! Welcome, and I hope you find Eris' Omnibenevolence less indifferent than previous suitors
I keep insisting that the real world works 100% of the time, that there is nothing in the real world which doesn't work exactly like it's supposed to.
It's the "real world" that doesn't work in the real world according to its own standards, proving that the real world works just fine.
I've spent so much time alone with only myself to keep me company, that I often find myself talking to myself to others.
I suspect I may be one of the few people who are aware that we only ever open our mouths to hear ourselves speak.
There is one thing of which I am certain; I'm definitely the only one listening.
A falsehood which preserves order is clearly preferable to a truth which permits chaos.
The Argument from Paradoxical Paradoxes:
Now that this is out of the way, we have to define what we mean by "God".
If God is defined as omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, there are a number of logical paradoxes that can only be resolved by God using his creation as a proxy to accomplish them.
"If God is omnipotent, can God create a rock that is so heavy he cannot lift it?"
*walks up to a giant boulder and fails to lift it*
"If God is omniscient, can God know the experience of ignorance?"
I don't know. Or... Yes... Wait... Is this a trick question?
"If God is omnipresent, can he get lost?"
I'm not going to demonstrate this one, because I'd have to find my way back.
"Can God defy logic?"
Jesus is my lord and savior.
Clearly, God's creation is an inevitable manifestation of God's abilities.
There is one paradox, however, that is unresolved...
"Can God not exist?"
Therefore, God exists.