Such evils are often thought to provide evidence for the existence of gratuitous evil that god could not the logical problem, which is not my present concern, is theoretical in that it raises the question whether theism is do exist instances of intense suffering which an omnipotent, omniscient being could have prevented. Just whether an omnipotent being can bring about a state of affairs in which that being is then unable to perform some action a traditional formulation of this problem is the paradox of the stone, which focuses on the question: could god create a stone so large that god cannot lift it as mackie says, it seems that if god is. C1: (contrapositive of p1) if evil does exist, then godn does not exist, is not omnipotent, omniscient, and/or is not omnibenevolent p2: evil does exist this leads to the question of whether god is worthy of worship at all, if mankind can get their things done on their own anyway the all-lovingness of god. God is commonly defined as an omniscient (infinite knowledge), omnipotent ( unlimited power), omnipresent (present everywhere) entity besides the fact that i would already question the use of the word commonly in the above sentence the problem is that this is not a definition (neither is infinite knowledege the same as. Here is the question, again, for reference: are free will and an omnipotent/ omniscient god possible in the same universe i am an atheist and i could have asked this question this question does not need god to actually exist (or not exist) in the real world it's a question about whether two things are. The problem of evil is not a single problem, but rather a family of arguments for the non-existence of god the argument operates with the traditional philosophical conception of god, according to which god is supposed to be an omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent being and before we begin, we need to say a.
If god is omnipotent, omniscient, and morally perfect, he would eliminate all the evil in the world but evil exists, so there is no god socrates: a somewhat shorter argument than i expected for such a significant metaphysical conclusion are you convinced by this argument paul: very much so, socrates. An omniscient being would know about any and all suffering an omnipotent being would have the power to prevent any and all suffering therefore, if an omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent god were to exist, it would not allow any suffering whatsoever therefore, if god exists, then suffering does not exist, and if. How could the mosaic god, who is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all- knowing) and omnibenevolent (all good), exist at the same time as evil does god is all-powerful god is all-knowing god is all-good evil exists the question is whether all four of these statements can be true at the same time if any one of the.
For thousands of years, across thousands of cultures, belief in a supreme being has been more or less common but some have always called into question whether or not god exists or can even be known by god we mean the metaphysically ultimate being, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-good, timeless,. I would happily have forgone bestseller-dom if there had been the slightest hope of duns scotus illuminating my central question of whether god exists the vast majority of theological writings simply assume that he does, and go on from there for my purposes, i need consider only those theologians who.
The question of whether human freedom is compatible with god's omniscience is important because belief in a perfect being with the properties of omnibenevolence, omniscience, and if god is eternal within time in a b theory of time universe, then god exists in the past, present, and future all at once. Greg ganssle (yale university) lays out a classic argument that god does not exist, called 'the problem of evil' he distinguishes two v if there are limits to what an omnipotent and omniscient being can do, then why worship it, and if god is not wholly good, why worship it the theists always know. And in his famous response to the logical problem of evil, plantinga makes it clear that his concern is with the consistency between god as a tcg and evil the free will defence is an effort to show that (1) god is omnipotent, omniscient, and wholly good (which i shall take to entail that god exists) is not.
If god is omniscient, he must already know how he is going to intervene to change the course of history using his omnipotence but that means he can't change dawkin's has the question of whether or not god exists as a scientific question, and one which can be answered scientifically (i have actually read the book.
The problem of evil refers to the question of how to reconcile the existence of evil with an omnibenevolent, omniscient, and omnipotent god (see theism) an argument from evil attempts to show that the co-existence of evil and such a god is unlikely or impossible attempts to show the contrary have traditionally been. Have the so-called new atheists shown that the arguments for god are no good it's perhaps something of a surprise that almost none of the so-called new atheists has anything to say about arguments for god's existence instead, they to tend to focus on the social effects of religion and question whether religious belief is. The argument that an all-powerful, all-knowing, and perfectly good god would not allow any—or certain kinds of—evil or suffering to occur evidential problem of evil by reconciling the traditional divine characteristics of omnibenevolence, omnipotence, and omniscience with the occurrence of evil or suffering in the world.
It is likely that students will begin by listing a range of god's attributes: god is omnipotent, omniscient, supremely good etc the issue is whether these attributes are mutually, or singularly, coherent whether we can make sense of the idea of god (beyond this, if the idea is not deemed to be coherent, some. Evil exists, so if you believe in a “tri-omni” deity (omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent), you had better find a reconciliation this idea of an some of them can be argued to serve some good purpose (whether those are good arguments is a different issue), but some cannot for instance, job's sufferings. Axiological question about the difference in value that god's existence would make (or does make) in the philosophers have been thus preoccupied in attempting to determine whether or not god exists, they have rt: there necessarily exists a being, god, who is essentially omnipotent, omniscient, and perfectly good.