Date: August 25, 2021 06:29PM
You are restating “the problem of evil”
‘If an omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient god exists, then evil does not.
There is evil in the world.
Therefore, an omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient god does not exist’
I believe in the god of the physicists, Einstein, Sagan, Hawking and Kaku, IOW, nature, which isn’t what I describe as an ‘omnibenevolent god’. Although do I believe nature is, on balance, benevolent, in as much it created the conditions for life to exist and thrive in the universe, over the past 3.7 billion years, uninterrupted.
As to the problem of evil existing in the world.
I think ‘evil’ doesn’t exist in nature, that it only exists in humans, who violate nature and each other. I’ve never seen an evil animal, other than humans.
That god doesn’t intervene to stop humans from being evil doesn’t seem like a problem to me. It’s a problem for the victims of evil, but it is inconsequential in the long run. It’s not going to break the 3.7 billion year long uninterrupted existence of life. Even if we blew ourselves up with nukes, we wouldn’t wipe out all life forms. Extremophiles (tardigrades) can withstand 1,000 times the radiation it takes to kill us.
I do however believe god (Nature) is omnipotent, omnipresent and ingenious. I wouldn’t say it is omniscient however, since ‘knowing’ seems like a human characteristic and I do not believe in a personal ‘God’.