Why would something omnipotent need to create anything at all, since
it would already know every possible thing that would happen to its
creation the moment it thought about creating it.
(Omnipotence implies the ability to clone other omnipotent gods).
The original tales in the bible were derived from the Babyloninan Enuma Elish.
History of God (part 1)
History of God (part 2)
The Evolution of Genesis
A History of God *parts 1-7)
The concept of monotheism was started with: Isaah 44:6
So God in the Old Testament wasn't written to be
They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the
day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God
among the trees of the garden. Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to
him, "Where are you?" (Genesis 3:9-10)
Then Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let us go out to the field." And while
they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed
him. And the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I do not
know!" he answered. "Am I my brother's keeper?" (Genesis 4:8-9 )
With God's omnipotence questioned we have the story where God
isn't able to stop iron chariots.
"The LORD was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill
country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains,
because they had chariots fitted with iron." - Judges 1:19
With omniscience, we have God regretting that he created things, even
though he should've known this beforehand.
"I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land,
from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for
I am sorry that I have made them." - Genesis 6:7
Also God needing the sign of lamb's blood in the
Exodus story to know
who to pass over.
"The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when
I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch
you when I strike Egypt." - Exodus 12:13
Why can't God just check for
With regards to omnipresence, we have the
Sodom and Gomorrah story
where God needs to send two angels to understand the situation in the
towns. If he's supposed to be everywhere, this should be unnecessary.
In that story, Lot, who was a righteous man with God offers his virgin
daughters to the mob, showing us the
value of women in the eyes of God.
Perhaps, that's why his wife got turned into table salt.
Omnibenevolence...do I even have to say anything? God in the OT
isn't all-loving no matter how much the Bible asserts that he's good.
I'll put down a verse anyway.
"Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs
to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children
and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys." - 1 Samuel 15:3
Remember, the ancient Hebrews responsible for most of the Old Testament
weren't monotheists, they were polytheists, henotheists, or monolatrists.
That is to say, they believed that all sorts of gods existed, but
Yahweh was just their War God / their favourite god.
There was at least one major revision by priests who insisted that
Yahweh was the only god worth worshiping, and in a couple centuries
later, priests insisted that Yahweh was the only god who existed.
Both groups tried their best to edit their holy books to pretend that
this had always been the case, 1984-style. This created many enormous
plot holes, and as you can see, they missed a few spots.
A being cannot be both omniscient and omnipotent
If a being is omniscient, he/she/it/they know everything that will happen.
That includes everything that they will do.
If they decide to act differently than what they saw would happen, then that
means they didn't see correctly. Therefore they are not omniscient.
If to be omniscient they must act the same as they saw, it means they can't
do whatever they want: therefore they are not omnipotent