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I do agree that there are too many problems caused by the attribute, most of those problems lead to the conclusion that God could not exist, and the way in which the attributes contradict each other make the concept of God very unclear. Omniscience can be defined in two ways; there’s propositional omniscience by which God knows everything that is true, and then there is practical omniscience where God knows all processes. The idea that God is omniscient cause many problems, the first one being that if God is all knowing then do we really have free will? Or is everything already pre-determined? If god knows everything then he must know what our actions will be meaning we don’t necessarily have a choice and then we don’t have free will. However, if we do have free will then God cannot know what we will do until we do it, meaning he isn’t all knowing, in which case you could say that God doesn’t exist. Omniscience is not part of the inconsistent triad, but it can be added to it and by doing so it again contradicts his omniscience and other attributes such as benevolence and omnipotence. For example, if God is omnipotent then he has the power to stop evil, and with him being benevolent he would surely want to, and if he is omniscient he will know about the evil, then why doesn’t he stop it? There are arguments that God isn’t aware of human suffering, which would again mean he isn’t omniscient. Another problem with Gods omniscience is that he is thought to be immanent, but if he exists in the here and now then how could he possibly know the future? This makes you question the fact that he is all knowing. The practical omniscience definition of knowing all processes sparks a problem with him being all powerful (omnipotent); If God knows how to do all things, then why doesn’t he if he is all powerful? The paradox of the rock supports this, if God is all powerful then he can or cannot create a rock too heavy to lift, if he can create it he can’t lift it, but then if he cannot create it then there is still something he cannot do which means he wouldn’t be omnipotent. However this argument would be contradicted with Frankfurt’s argument that you cannot ask an illogical question and expect a logical answer. A god which has omniscience as a quality probably does not exist, since that conflicts fundamentally with numerous other qualities typically attributed to gods. Omniscience is a rather incoherent concept to begin with. We are left with a supposedly omniscient god who knows next to nothing that we do. So an omniscient god either does not exist, or is quite irrelevant.