From guest blogger, Talia.
In my paper, I'm trying to pinpoint the definitions of omnipotence, omniscience, and omnibenevolence under which individuals can still maintain their free will. Basically, my argument is that God's omnipotence is limited by his immateriality and by logical consistency, his omniscience is limited by his lack of foreknowledge, and his omnibenevolence remains intact by attributing evils to free agents. These limitations, as I'm understanding them, aren't necessarily restrictions on his moral perfection, since they are all dependent on logical impossibilities for the Abrahamic conception of God. For example, God cannot do the logically impossible, as they are not things that are capable of being done. Similarly, God cannot know everything because what will occur in the future isn't a knowable topic. And finally, God cannot intervene in order to prevent evils from occurring because that would infringe upon our free will. I know these are all things we've discussed in class, so I'm hoping for suggestions as to how I can introduce a new thought or criticism into the mix. My paper is still in the new stages of development, so any suggestions as to how I can improve my thoughts would be helpful!