Sunday, January 15, 2006

Argument against an infinite number of gods

Suppose there were an infinite number of gods, with a number on their back. There is a God number 1, God number 2, and so on. God number one decides to create the world at 3:00, if no other God has created it by this time. God number two decides to create the world at 1:30, if no other God has created it by this time. God number three decides to create the world at 12:45, if the world has not been created by this time. The pattern continues so that the next God will create it at 12:22:30, and the next God will create it at 12:11:15, and so on such that the time intervals are halved and approaching noon.

By 3:00, the world will definitely exist. But which God created it? What is the number on the back of the God who created the world?

The inconsistency here shows that there cannot be an infinite number of Gods who can create the world.

11 comments:

Doctor Marco said...

This is obviously assuming that all gods can create the Universe. However, ancient mythologies had gods with specific functions, not all of them created the Universe.

I missed you for almost a week!, Welcome back

N B Saunders said...

Yes, i should have mentioned that about the gods - they are all omnipotent.

Thanks! I was painting my house and too exhausted to write anything!

Philosophyfreak316 said...

interesting theory... infinity is so disconcerting :D

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