This argument can be formulated as follows:
P1. God is omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect
P2. God created morally imperfect humans
P3. An omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect would have created morally perfect beings instead of imperfect humans.
C1. Therefore God is not omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect
C2. Therefore God does not exist
Regarding P2, in Latter-day Saint thought, God did not create man from scratch but instead organised intelligences. Marion G. Romney, of the First Presidency said
“Through that birth process, self-existing intelligence was organized into individual spirit beings” 1.
Spencer W. Kimball, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, said,
“Our spirit matter was eternal and co-existent with God, but it was organized into spirit bodies by our Heavenly Father” 2.
These quotes are inline with Joseph Smith’s teachings that
The intelligence of spirits had no beginning, neither will it have an end. – 3
God did not create morally imperfect humans. God works within natural laws because some things including intelligence is co-eternal with God.
- Ensign 8 [Nov. 1978]:14
- The Miracle of Forgiveness, p. 5, Salt Lake City, 1969
- Joseph Smith, King Follet Discourse