An Atheist asked, “Can God create a heavy rock that He Himself cannot lift?”
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Next question is from Shamir from Kerala India. Sir, one atheist has asked that can God create a heavy rock that he himself cannot lift? This is a common question that was asked to me also
in my school days and my college days that can God create a rock which you cannot lift
to reply to this question
I normally ask that ETS that Do you know how to drive and I know drive a car can take a left turn whenever I tell you when nobody tell me I can take a left turn no driver Yes. Can you take a right turn? Whenever I tell yes whenever you turn back into character the person expert in driving a car I put in it in your motorcycle okay tell him to take a left turn whenever I tell you when you come at a crossroad yes I can take your left hand whenever you tell me whenever I come at a crossroad if you come at a crossroad if I tell you right I will take it he said yes I can take a right turn I said okay. Now, good. Now, when you come at a crossroad, take a left right turn
they will say what is the left right?
Take a left right turn.
He will I cannot take a left right. Just now you told me you can take a left on whenever I tell you. You can take the right turn whenever I tell you not take a left right turn.
Then you understand what I'm telling you me in logical. Yes, he can take a left turn whenever he wants. He can take a right turn whenever he wants. But left and right are two opposing things you cannot do at the same time. So if you are stand God create anything said your God can get anything. Can you lift anything and everything? Yes, he can lift anything and everything. Can he create a rock which he cannot lift? It is illogical?
Yes, God can create whatever he wants. Yes, he can live whatever he wants. Now you're telling Can God create a rock which he cannot lift? So as the theory Why don't you take a left right turn?
It's like telling that can God create a tall, shorter man? Yes, God can clear tall man he can create a short man. Can you get tall short men at two opposing things that meaningless? Can God make a fat Thin Man, God can make a fat man. God can make a thin man. God can make a fat man into thin men. You can put a thin man into a fat man, but fat Thin Man. These are illogical things. So the question is illogical. The atheist doesn't know the qualities of God. Yes, this question can be asked to a human being no problem. Because the human being cannot create everything. A human being cannot lift everything. So if this question is asked to a human being it makes sense. But the atheist doesn't
know the concept of God that the reason is asking this question. So I asked the teacher Yes. Can you take a left hand? He said yes. Can you take a right I said yes Kendrick, a left writer. He says no. For now, we strapped to similarly, this question thing can God create a heavy rock which he cannot lift is an illogical question. So you can answer an illogical question by asking an illogical question back to the questioner and this way inshallah he will realize his mistake. So Allah subhana wa Taala is all powerful. He can do what he wants, but he will not do ungodly things. Hope that answers the question.