RESPONSE: A God Problem

On Monday, The New York Times published an opinion by Peter Atterton, a philosopher at San Diego State University, entitled “A God Problem.” The subtitle reads “Perfect. All-Powerful All-Knowing. The idea of the deity most Westerners accept is not actually coherent.” His argument is that God cannot be simultaneously perfect, all-powerful, and all-knowing. Atterton is not the first person to ask this question, nor has he done it particularly eloquently.