Are Humans Capable of Questioning the Existence of God?

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Are Humans Capable of Questioning the Existence of God?
On March 10, 2011, the magnitude of the 8.9 offshore earthquake unleashed a 23-foot tsunami and was followed by more than fifty aftershocks for hours, killing hundreds of people and destroying homes, boats and cars along Japan’s eastern coastline. Events like these lead people to lofty philosophical questions. The existence of God is one of these questions. Where evil and strife are clearly present, why is God not using all of his power and knowledge to stop this evil and this suffering from occurring? The philosophical explanations for this question come from many different thinkers. The question of god being Omnipotent, omniscient and omnibelevolent is discussed throughout the canon...
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.....the ability to understand. If even the best of us cannot understand and follow the idea of God on blind faith, then this would contradict the very reason we were gifted.
Evil and God cannot exist together. The definition of god is omnipotent, omniscient and Omni benevolent based on how humans define God. Still, this counteracts the idea that evil exists, and the gift humanity has called free will. Free will allows people to judge and make their own mistakes, and be morally evil. Natural evil also exists. If God knows everything and is goodness, than these types of evil cannot exist in the same worlds as the classically defined God. One must question this idea of God because it is incongruous to the ever-present and evidential ideas of evil.