Just got this in my Quotation of the Day email list, and thought I'd pass it on:
"If he is infinitely good, what reason should we have to fear him? If he is infinitely wise, why should we have doubts concerning our future? If he knows all, why warn him of our needs and fatigue him with our prayers? If he is everywhere, why erect temples to him?"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), from The Necessity of Atheism.
Damn. Leave it to a Regency poet to state the "Omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent -- pick two" paradox in such a beautiful, eloquent way.