- Omnipotent (all-powerful, able to do anything)
- Omnibenevolent (all-loving)
- Omniscient (all-knowing)
- The Creator
- The Sustainer of All That Exists (i.e., if God ceased to exist, so would everything else)
- Perfectly Free
- Eternally Existing
- A Personal God (a being with whom one can have a personal relationship)
- If God cannot prevent suffering, all-powerful is not a characteristic we can ascribe to God.
- If God can prevent suffering but does not, all-loving is not a characteristic we can ascribe to God.
- If God did not know that creating the world would lead to suffering or does not know how to end suffering other than to flood the earth and save a few animals, then all-knowing is not a characteristic we can ascribe to God.
Can humans limit God?
Defining God requires limiting God to specific characteristics. "God says this," or "God says that," "God wants this," or "God wants that."
How can we as humans know? How ludicrous to make this claim. How far can you take this nonsense? What about people who justify murder in the name of God?