Major flashback: I remember I was in sixth form, I attended St Joseph‘s Catholic College and I was in a Religious Studies class and the teacher was teaching us about “omnipotence,” “omnipresence” and “omniscience.”
Omnipresence = god is everywhere imaginable
Omniscience = god is infinite in regards to his knowledge past, present and future
Omnipotence = god has unlimited power and can do anything/everything at any time
After learning about what each “omni” meant I asked my teacher straight away, if we are created with free will by a god that has the power to do so i.e. is omnipotent, then how can he be omniscient at the same time because that would indicate that this god knows what we are going to do every step of the way in our lives? It is like being handed the gift of free will but in handcuffs and chains!
Then taking it further, after all that then adding on omnipresence, how can a god that is supposed to be everywhere, not be able to butt into our lives and either influence it or directly make changes? Where is our power of free will then? Not only is the gift of free will in handcuffs and chains but then we are locked up in a box with no freedom to move!
My Religious Studies teacher’s reply, “It is god, he can simply do anything because he is god.”
As I walked away from her, I continued to see for myself the lies of religion and a smile formed on my face.