posted on Jan, 22 2005 @ 03:17 AM
OK, I am about to babble on, just to warn you, because I have thought a great deal about this subject.
1. Free will vs. fate should be looked at more as personal, not as much as if you're a Christian, you have to believe in fate. Especially because the
bible is always open to interpretation.
2. To look at Jonna's response, human nature is sin. All sin can be followed to man's natural selfishness, for that matter, so can most of the
world's evil. One of the ideas behind Christianity is that we must rise above our worldly selves and be able to resist urges we might have. Serial
killers are a prime example of people who give in to their urges almost fully, so de we really want to be like them. The stipulations on sex are in
fact reasonable and logical, because sex outside marriage has caused all kinds of problems, with all the STIs and whatnot. BUt that does not at all
mean sex within marriage is wrong, God wanted us to spread throughout, and that in some beliefs, when u didn't God actually took it as an insult.
3. I personally believe that God is a mathmetician, and a physicist, and though i don't believe entirely in numberology, I do believe the answer lies
in that general direction. I think that God created some sort of perfect equation so that no matter what, we would end up doing what he wanted. Now
how much free will that leaves us, I'm not real sure. I just think that that is how he manages to have his hand in everything. I hope that makes
sense, the x-files helped me to put that into words.
4. Now, the issue of sin being a part of the"master plan," I've came upon a realization which was showed to me be certain texts called the Qumran
scrolls, or Dead Sea Scrolls as some know them. THere is a specific scroll, or text that speaks of the creation, though I'm sure it is someone's
philosophy, it is pretty much ingenious nonetheless. In it, it begins by stating that God created light and dark for himself, not for us, and that God
is both good and bad, or light and dark. He then distinguished between the two for our sakes, for our limited intelligence. When he did this, all
creation was doubled. Which is why we supposedly have good and evil, right and wrong, black and white, night and day.
So essentially what this means is that ggod and bad are both inevitable and balanced, that if you don't do it, someone else will. More or less yin
and yang stuff. I don't remember where i was going with this, i'm half asleep and probably should have wrote during the day, i hope that last one
wasn't just useless babble and that you got something from it.