When someone asks “Can God create a square circle?” we usually jump and answer “No, because that would be illogical.” More so, we think of this because our definition of a circle contradicts that of having the adjective of square. So, for us you can’t have a square circle.
Some may then go to say, “Well, then that means that God is limited by logic, and that would mean that there is something beyond God.” Some may then think that this causes a problem in the Christian understanding of God, or say something to the effect of “God chooses to follow logic, which He dictates.”
I got to thinking the other day, what if the original premise is wrong. What if the problem with the logic is our definitions. What if God can, in fact, create a square circle Now, I’m not well versed in philosophy, physics, or math, so my thinking may be off, but I do know a bit.
So, my questions for thought to bring to the table:
- Couldn’t you just say that even humans can create a “square circle”, which would just simply be a circle that has been squared out, making a square? So a square circle is simply just a square?
- Or, since there are quantum particles that can reside in two states at once, would it then be possible for God to create a shape which resides in two basic shapes at once, one being a circle and one being a square? Especially since God is not bound by time.