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Omnibenevolence, literally meaning "all-goodness", is an attribute often applied to God.

It is sometimes defined as "The quality of always choosing the most morally good option out of several different ones."

It is also difficult for apologists to demonstrate an infinite God from finite phenomena.

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Problems with omnibenevolence

If God is defined as being not only omnibenevolent but also omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipotent (all-powerful), then this is one of the foundations for the problem of evil.

Furthermore, defining God as omnibenevolent contradicts the numerous Old Testament verses in which he orders genocide and murder, as well as Isaiah 45:7 Bible-icon.png in which God says, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these." (emphasis added).

Out of the numbered deaths in the Bible, YHWH kills 2,391,421 people. Satan only killed the 10 of Jobs family. YHWH considered destroying the tribe of Jacob but was talked out of it by Moses:

"And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people."

Exodus 32:14 Bible-icon.png

Less than optimal actions of Jesus

Jesus is supposedly omnibenevolence. He is responsible for the demonic possession of about 2000 pigs, causing their deaths. This seems like he caused unnecessary harm.

Allah is the best deceiver

According to the Qur'an, Allah is the best deceiver. Deceiver is often mistranslated as "planner". [1] See Surah 3:54 Bible-icon.png and others.

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