Anonymous asked: Dear Mister Misses,
What super power would win in a fight; laser eyes or infallibility?
If we were never wrong, how would we know it? The very concept of being wrong, would be so alien to us, that the possibility of not being wrong ever would be just as alien. Can a blind person tell you what the difference between white and black is? No, so neither could an infallible person be expected to know when was wrong. And say, someone was given this gift, that is, someone was granted the power to shape the entire universe to their whim, so that all facts always jived with them. One would be quick to assume, that then, they would be aware of their own infallibility, but if they were truly infallible, the universe would have to twist in such a way, so as to erase one’s prior fallibility. One could not have been wrong once, and be able to 100% believe they will never be wrong again, because all it would take is one simple mistake for them to be proved powerless. For this extent of power, the complete self knowledge of an unalterable truth, all prior lack of knowledge must be erased, for it would leave some place where one did not now, where one could be wrong. So in a way, God could see himself, but he’d be a mirror.
So could laser eyes beat a god in a fight? A god that could never be wrong? Yes, if that god believed himself to be mortal. And i believe it’s very likely, that since the concept of existing itself includes the capability of nonexistence, and for a human to grasp the concept of infallibility at all he’d have to be human, that this god would be mortal. There is no protection from death, simply because you know you will die. And a man who believes he knows everything is no different from a man who does know everything, there’d be no way to find out until he was proven wrong, and there’s no way to prove someone wrong who believes he never is. Even an immortal will never know he was wrong, that last time he closes his eyes.