Is the Christian God A Maniac?
The following blog post was written by my friend CSBair on his blog. I’ve reposted it here, with permission, to highlight one of the issues I have with certain claims surrounding the Christian god.
For those who argue that the Christian god is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, then it stands to reason:
- This god created everything
- Therefore, this god created the tree with the forbidden fruit, and the fruit itself.
- This god knew that creating this would allow mankind to fall from its grace
- This god could foresee this event.
- This god then punished its own creation for doing what it knew would happen based on its own work.
- This god would then constantly destroy its creation because they did exactly what it knew they would do.
- It stands to reason, then, that arguments of the Christian god being omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent mean that the Christian god is a sadistic, deranged maniac.
However, if this god could not know the events after the choice of whether to eat the fruit, then this god is not omniscient.
If this could not remove the tree, knowing what would transpire, then it is not omnipotent.
And if this god could not prevent the eating of the fruit, then it is not omnipresent.
One cannot make contradictory explanations to justify the act with the attribute, and still argue that such a god is just and loving. It’s illogical.