Jeremiah Smith wrote:
sun tzu wrote:
I am, however, pretty sure an omnipotent god could have created a world with a lot less uneccessarry suffering - without removing free will or anything of the kind.
Such a world is normally called "Heaven". As I said before, Heaven is the worst thing for the Problem of Evil.
Even without going to the extreme of not putting any suffering at all, there are possible improvememnts...
How about no carnivores, for instance? And if you still want to keep meat-eating, get meat to grow on plants (okay, difficult to pull off biologically, but hey, with omni-potence...). That alone would have removed much sufferring.
Or viruses (viri?). They aren't much help either, are they?
Or a built-in limit in human reproductive systems to prevent overpopulation.
And really, is the world better off as a result off as a result of earthquakes, tornadoes, and tsunamies?
I like our world, but I'm pretty sure an omnipotent designer could have done better.