Quoting "Mark J. Reed" <[log in to unmask]>:

> 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.

Well, as you may've noted, I'm an unashamed sexist on this point, if sexism it
is, so I'm not accusing you of anything. I was just noting the non-presence of
feminist flak.