I would like to purpose: kinetic energy. The fact kinetic energy exist for what all it is involved with, could it be considered the thing that is all powerful?
Ruach is a force, it is like breath, wind or a storm.
Answer: the universe. By definition, any strict subset of the universe is less than all-powerful.
All powerful would connote encompassing all power , that being so how could anything else exist at all?
I wouldn’t single any one force of nature out as being all powerful...any natural force can be pretty powerful or destructive, earthquake, tsunami, tornado, maelstrom, hurricane, lightning-strike, ...any of them can and will devastate and kill. Personally I have always had a great respect for the sea which at times can look so benign and pacific, but that can lure many people into taking great risks on it. It can very quickly change into a deadly enemy, and in no time they find they are fighting that deadly enemy for their survival.
All weathers - will grind everything down quickly or very slowly.
What does "all powerful" mean? More powerful than anything else? Kinetic energy cannot make something go faster than the speed of light. It can be overcome by gravity, a collision, terminal velocity... many things. You have to define what it is to be "all" powerful before such a question can be answered.
Can anything be done with out some form of kinetic energy?
ALL things must be done with kinetic energy?
@Word So by that rationale, wouldn't "energy" by more powerful than kenetic energy because it would also include potential energy?
@JeffMurray how did the potential energy get into position for it to become potential energy state?
@Word How did kenetic energy get into a state where it was kenetic energy? Are we just aimlessly arguing about the beginnings of matter?
Strong and weak nuclear force, electromagnetism and gravity.
Why should we be interested in anointing some thing with an 'all-powerful' designation?
There are lots of things we don't understand and can't control -- time and entropy come to mind.
They're beyond our sphere of effect so, to paraphrase a Stoic attitude, we should not concern ourselves with them except for enduring (so far as we can) their effects. We should apply ourselves to what we can control.
time is a measurement. power = work divided by change in time. work can oppose entropy. there are things with time, or the number of occurrences we do during a measure of time. in some scope we can control things related to time and entropy.
stopping the rotation of the earth as an occurrence to give us the 360 degree divided by 24 to get an hour of measurement is not something we could stop. however, it is still related to kinetic energy.
Is kinetic energy all-powerful, though? It does seem to be eternal, but can one can really consider a thing which constantly changes form to be "eternal" in the same way that the word is applied to gods and other supernatural critters?
But is it all-powerful? Certainly it can move mountains, if enough of it is applied. There is still plenty of stuff it can't do, though, like raise the dead or convince a politician to resign. For me to consider something all-powerful, I'd have to see it multi-task!
This is still an interesting question! I rather enjoyed thinking it through (or partway through, anyway.)
you say, "...like raise the dead or convince a politician to resign." What is a defibrillator? an apparatus used to control heart fibrillation by application of an electric current to the chest wall or heart.
The fact of power applied to the heart could in that case bring a person back from the dead, so to say.
As to convience a politician: how do you convience? by force of knowledge. transfer of information. consider researching "physics of information". information and knowledge are synonymous.
If a person is convinced, could it be that they are convinced because of the kinetic energy of sound waves going to their ears because someone spoke convincing information for them to resign?
The sap that rises in the tree!
The green fuse spoken of by Dylan Thomas
You are applying all-powerful as it must have all control of everything.
I am trying to look at it this way; what are all things derived from or caused by? Kinetic energy?
Kinetic energy is what powers everything, not to say it controls everything.