In Evil And Omnipotence Analysis

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One of the most seemingly apparent philosophical questions in the world is regarding the existence of God. The topic has been the cause of much controversy for over a millennium. Within the questioning of God’s existence there are several more philosophical arise+, that ignite just as much argument within philosophical circles. One example is the flawed nature of God’s omnipotence. Mackie believes that, “…unqualified omnipotence cannot be ascribed to any being that continues through time.” In other words, omnipotence is not coherent and it is not possible for any being in our world to have it. In this essay, I will begin with a summarization of Mackie’s reasoning for this belief and then cite my reasoning for believing that his argument, in and of itself, is not a good reason for disbelief in God. Despite the incoherency of God’s omnipotence, the innate nature of God entails that we cannot truly understand him and therefore Mackie’s argument falls apart. …show more content…
Citing traditional theologian doctrine, he points out the contradiction of evil existing in a world created by an entity that is supposedly all good. If God is all good then, he should either create a world with inherently no evil or at the very least do all he can to eliminate evil from the world. Noting the evil that obviously permeates our society, the issue becomes apparent. One solution that a theist could use is to say that God gave us free will and that justifies the evil in our

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