On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 07:53:37PM +0100, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> I'll leave you with the question 'Can an omnipotent God create a rock so big
> He cannot lift it?' ...

Which reminds me of Hofstadter's "deporning" of a certain risque joke:

God goes to the doctor and says "Doc, when I was younger, I used to be
able to make a rock so big that I couldn't lift it.  But these days, no
matter how big a rock I make, I lift it with no trouble.  So my question
is - have I gotten *more* omnipotent, or *less*?"

> PS Why doesn't there seem to be any feminists on the list? Despite the
> disagreements we have on everything from Tagalog grammar to the existence of
> Arhats, one can apparently refer to God with masculine pronouns here without
> drawing any flak whatsoever.

Mea culpa.  I have lately noticed some slippage back toward sexist English in my
writing in general; I need to keep a better eye on that.