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The question of whether or not an omnipotent omniscient god exists despite the existence of pointless suffering is a very controversial one In this essay I will argue that such a god does in fact exist by arguing against William Rowes article on the problem of evil God exists and is an all-powerful all knowing and omni benevolent being God created our world and has reasons for everything that occurs in it including suffering William Rowes Argument does not say that there is no god but rather that an all-powerful and all loving god does not exist because of the existence of pointless suffering His argument against the existence of an all powerful and loving god is set out in three premises 1There exist instances of intense suffering which an omnipotent omniscient being could have prevented without thereby losing some greater good or permitting some evil equally bad or worse 2An omniscient wholly good being would prevent the occurrence of any intense suffering it could unless it could not do so without thereby losing some greater good permitting some evil equally bad or worse 3There does not exist an omnipotent omniscient wholly being Rowe 230 One should agree with the second premise because it is a correct statement Rowe 230 It is true that if an omnipotent omniscient god existed he would prevent pointless suffering However the first premise is incorrect which causes the conclusion that such a god does not exist to be false The first premise is incorrect because pointless suffering does not exist It is true that suffering does occur in mass quantities and on a daily basis in our world but pointless suffering does not exist God has reasons for everything that occurs whether or not we as humans can see or understand them God has justification for suffering as well even if we think that there is none It is arrogant for humans to even think that we could
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