by Ernest Liu
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  • Can Jesus Microwave a Burrito…

    Okay, so people are bothering me about the lack of updates on my blog. There are a few half-completed posts sitting on my drafts box. I’ll get around to finishing them some day. In the meantime, here’s a fun little activity for you.

    Go to Google and type in “can je.”

    Google will suggest the phrase “can jesus microwave a burrito.” Curiously enough, this is half of a theological question. The full question is “Can Jesus microwave a burrito so hot that He couldn’t eat it?”

    This page contains the question and answer. Unfortunately, it is answered using the rock analogy, which isn’t as fun.

    The answerer mentions a man named Harry Frankfurt who explores the possibility that God can in fact create a rock so large that He cannot lift it, because He can do the impossible. Not only that, but He can also lift the rock that is too heavy for Him to lift.

    Oh wait, let’s make it more fun. Yes, Jesus can microwave a burrito so hot that He cannot eat it. And He can eat that burrito. Even though it is too hot for Him to eat. Assuming He created the laws of logic, there’s no reason why He cannot overcome such laws. How’s that for an omnipotent God?

    Of course, this is only a theory. Head back to that page if you want a detailed explanation.

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