“The nature of God” was the lesson title for the Year 11 GCSE class this morning – understanding how Christians and Muslims perceived God. The words Omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent were discussed. Then the idea of the inconsistent Triad was explored.
The Greek philosopher Epicurus argued,
Is God willing to prevent Evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him