René Descartes, for example, believed that God could do absolutely anything, even the logically impossible, such as draw a round square.
But even if we accept, for the sake of argument, Aquinas’ explanation, there are other problems to contend with.
It evidently would be a world very different from the one we currently inhabit, but a possible world all the same.
Indeed, if God is morally perfect, it is difficult to see why he wouldn’t have created such a world.
But if God knows everything, then God must know at least as much as human beings do.
And if human beings know what it is like to want to inflict pain on others for pleasure’s sake, without any other benefit, then so does God.
But to say that God knows what it is like to want to inflict pain on others is to say that God is capable of malicious enjoyment. »