1. Premise: If a being causes suffering (directly or indirectly) by doing something that it does not need to do then it has caused unnecessary suffering.
2. God is a wholly non-contingent being.
3. From 2. God doesn’t need anything that is not himself.
4. From 3. By creating, God has created something that is not himself.
5. From 3 & 4. By creating, God has created something that he doesn’t need.
6. From 5. By creating something he doesn’t need, God has done something that he doesn’t need to do.
7. God’s act of creating has caused suffering.
8. Therefore, God has caused suffering (directly or indirectly) by doing something that he doesn’t need to do.
9. From 1 and 8. God has caused unnecessary suffering.

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