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Reading Comprehension: Detail Function Questions

The author most likely uses the word omnipotent to emphasize that

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Existentialism does not deny the existence of any higher power, just an omnipotent one.

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Although this sentence may be true, this is not the purpose of the word omnipotent. The sentence does not compare existentialist beliefs with the beliefs of any other traditional religion.

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Existentialism's denial of an omnipotent higher power is not connected to its beliefs that the world has no meaning; an all-powerful higher power does not necessarily give meaning to the world. Therefore, the author did not use this word to refer to the existentialist concept of a meaningless world.

This answer choice cites words that appear elsewhere in the passage. Remember that Detail Function questions are specific, so the information you need will be mostly in the relevant sentence(s) and the InitialReading.

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The fact existentialists do not believe in an all-powerful higher power does not mean they do not believe that a higher power created the world. In any case, world creation is not mentioned in the passage at all, so it is unlikely that the word omnipotent is used to emphasize this belief.

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Although it seems that existentialism denies the existence of a higher power, the author wants to stress that it only denies an omnipotent higher power. This fact is supported by the second paragraph's contention that existentialism does not preclude the existence of God altogether - it merely does not ascribe omnipotence to God, and believes that humans are created with the power to choose their own destiny.

existentialists do not believe in God
existentialists' beliefs are far from traditional religious beliefs
existentialism argues that the world has no inherent meaning
existentialism leaves some room for religious belief
existentialists do not believe that a higher power created the world