We speak of quantity v. quality........
Yes, for an omnipotent Creator, there should be no trade-off. It should be upward and ownward in perpetuity.
How can there be a limit to omnipotence?
If the Creator is infinite, and we are finite, then there should be an infinite number of us, creatures.
But, wait, Cy, who says that we are finite? Who is placing limits upon whom?
Yes, I know that you did not say this, explicitly, but it is, nonetheless, implied in your logic of limitless omnipotence.
So, I ask you this..... Is God growing? Is God evolving? This is what many of us are thinking. We project our sense of limitation onto God, and so we suppose that omnipotence is the power to expand into perpetuity. Hey, why not?!
We, humans, just by self-definition, are limited beings. It would seem that we are limited in every possible way, except, perhaps, in our fathomless propensities for stupidity and cruelty.
And, as if in compensation, we are born with limitless imaginations and notions of transcendence. If we are created in the image of our Creator, why can't we be omnipotent, unlimited? Why should we be saddled with these feelings of inadequacy, in the face of endless possibility?
Well, Cy, here is my little MoAPS......
We are not limited. Well, yes, we are limited in space and time, but, guess what, space and time are only an illusion! It is just that illusion which separates us from our Creator. With the MoAPS, the illusion of space and time will fall away. We will awaken to the fact of our unobstructed universe.
This is a scary proposition. We are like the sleepwalkers, walking on the edge of a precipice. We cannot be awoken too suddenly..... lest we make a misstep.
There is another way to look at this question, Cy.......
Which would you prefer to be......? One of God's children, or one of God's spawn?
To suppose that there are an infinity of ensouled beings is to suppose that we are God's spawn. And, in supposing that there are no quantitative limitations on us creatures, we are supposing just this.
But I can hear the objections.........
If God is omnipotent, then there would be an infinite amount of love available for an infinite number of creatures. No?
True, but that's not the whole story, is it.......?
If we are God's children, then we are Family. We are all just brothers and sisters. No?
But how many sibblings can there be, and still be brothers and sisters? How can we even think that 10^10 of us, humans, could ever think of ourselves as just one clan or tribe? And what is the difference between 10^10 and infinity?
All the difference in the world, Cy! This is the crux of the BPWH/SWH.
All we are family. And it even goes further than that...... We are all soulmates. You and I are each a reincarnation of the other. We are all timesharing the same soul. How can that be? This comes straight out of relativistic quantum physics!
Can you think of a better way to create a Creation?
But this is not all, not by a long shot.
The bottom line of the BPWH is apocatastasis...... we all return to, become one with, our Source. This is the universal salvation/redemption/Telos of Creation,
Every theology and metaphysic foresees some such reconciliation and empowerment, in the end. However, these other systems either postpone any such denouement to an unforeseeable future, or they place its outworking entirely in the hands of an arbitrary/unknowable Creator.
But would this be the best possible world? Of course not!
The best possible world is of us, by us and for us. Why should we suppose anything less, on the part of an omnipotent creator?
IOW, Cy, our return to the Creator is up to us. It will occur when and how we, individually and consensually, decide will be the best possible denouement.
Right, now, most folks, like yourself, will say, well, Dan, thanks, but no thanks.
Has anyone of us ever been in hurry to meet our Maker? Heck, no!
Does anyone of us wish to participate in deciding our own ending? Would this not be tantamount to Suicide by consensus?
Worm your way out of that one, Danny-boy.....! Hey, no problemo!
The decision, you see, has already been made..... by us and for us. We have met the Creator, and the Creator is us.
Yes, this is, of course, the crux of the BPWH/SWH/CTC/MoAPS - 4M/K/SoT/X2...... if anyone can still recall.....
We are home free. It's all over now, but the shouting, and we'll have just as long as we want to shout about it..... a thousand years, say?
If I'm not totally off base, Cy, the BPWH has been ensconced in our innermost psyches, since day-one. Nay, it is the essence of the cosmic Logos that exists far beyond space and time, as well as right here and now....... especially Here and Now.
But, hey, don't take my word for this, Cy. You have only to take another look right inside your own soul.