This subject has been spoken of before. But I would like to revisit it. What we know today as Epicurus' Riddle: "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 God?"
Is unanswerable by the world's big three monotheisms (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). The same would apply to other religions also that believed in one or more Gods/Goddesses possessing the attributes of Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnibenevolence.
If God wants to prevent evil but is unable, he is not all powerful. If he is able but unwilling then he is evil. And if God is both willing and able to prevent evil, then where does evil even come from ? And the kicker; if God doesn't want to prevent evil, and is unable to anyway, then why even call him God ? The only answer I see is that an all powerful, all knowing, and all good God simply does not exist. As for a deist type God, such a Deity might as well not exist, since it is impersonal, doesn't intervene, and doesn't care. What are anyone else's thoughts ?

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I think your answer is the logical one, Tony. God is pretend. God is imaginary.

Just today on the phone my longtime theist friend asked me personal questions like do I still believe in god? Do I ever talk to Jesus? He says he talks to Jesus daily and he has "personal favor" because "they are friends." When I was a child Casper the friendly ghost was my friend.

My childhood theist buddy is delusional and just like most of the rest of them today.

Who among us doesn't talk to themselves in their head? The delusional ones just don't realize that they are also the voice that answers back.


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