A Question of Omnipotence

Assuming there is such thing as an omnipotent God, one that gives us free will, then we can surmise he didn’t cause the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

My question is, couldn’t an omnipotent being, knowing it was going to happen, prevent it? Is our having free will so important it requires the taking of innocents?

If he could, as omnipotence would imply, but didn’t, it paints a troubling portrait of an all-knowing, all powerful God and his intentions towards his “children”.

If he couldn’t, further unveiling the myth of omnipotence, what good is prayer?

About Joe Broadmeadow

Joe Broadmeadow retired with the rank of Captain from the East Providence Police Department after serving for 20 years. He is the author of four novels Collision Course, Silenced Justice, Saving the Last Dragon, and A Change of Hate available on Amazon in print and Kindle. Joe is working on the latest in a series of Josh Williams and Harrison "Hawk" Bennett novels and a sequel to Saving the Last Dragon. In 2014 Joe completed a 2,185 mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail
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