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Omnipresent

Omnipresent - present everywhere

What is one thing you see wherever you go. Towns, cities, or villages? Roads, homes, farms or any where?

 Did you just say mobile phone? How sacrilegious? You are supposed to say God!

Did you say you don't see him. Exactly. Since you can't see him,  you don't know where he is and where he is not.

So He is said to be omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.  omni means all.

Another word with omni is omnivorous. Omnivorous is the one who eats everything. Like a bored house wife. :).  

But seriously, this word is related to herbivorous- vegetarian and carnivorous - meat eating. And vora, I think means to consume. You have heard about a voracious reader, isn't it?

Omniscient - one who has capacity of knowing everything. Like you and me. Given a google and a computer we can be omniscient. Almost.

And scient is related to science.

Omnipotent is one who can do anything. 

Now let us look at a paradox here. Can omnipotent God create a person/ another God, who can defeat him? If yes, God is not omnipotent - as he can not defeat this person. If not, he is not omnipotent- he has no power to create such a person. This is catch -22?

Related word of potent is potential - he has real potential means he has capacity. And of course electrical engineering term - potential energy. Another related term is impotent.

It gets really interesting to know a word and all related words, isn't it?

This post does not intend to hurt the religious feelings of any one.




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