Been reading Descartes today, about “The Principal of Material Things”. It was a good read, and I learned a new word, immutability (click the read more for the wikipedia article). Which means something like God cannot change. Then I thought to my self how cool it would be to have a kind of immutability as a super power. With a kind of immutability, I mean that I would be free from change (not God), this would trump powers like immortality and regenerative healing. Since both let your body change and probably become old and useless. That’s especially the case with immortality, since you only power is to live for ever. Though, this could be fixed with adding more power. Still with several power slots available I would choose immutability as my main power.
So what would be your super powers?
Immutability is the doctrine of classical Christian theism that God cannot change; this has been variously interpreted to mean either that God’s nature cannot change but that God can, or that God himself cannot change at all. Immutability is also encompassed in Jewish theism.
The term is important in Christology, in the sense that most Christian denominations teach that the Son of God did not undergo any change in his divine nature at the Incarnation. Immutability implies in this particular understanding that the Holy Trinity cannot change and remains united.
In Christian theology the idea of God’s immutability is essentially tied to God’s eternality. God, being out side of time (trans-temporal), can not change, because he is not affected by time, which is the agent of change in a temporal universe.