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Another way to approach the impossibility of God is to think about the concept of omniscience. If God is omniscient, then it means that he knows every single thing that happens in the universe, both now and infinitely into the future. Do you have free will in such a universe? Clearly not. God knows everything that will happen to you. Therefore, the instant you were created, God knows whether you are going to heaven or hell. To create someone knowing that that person will be damned to hell for eternity is the epitome of evil.
We're just experiencing. All decisions are predetermined based on various external & internal influences (culture, genes, religion, upbringing, etc.).
Originally posted by Karilla
I then realised that the ideas of free will and an omniscient creator are mutually exclusive. If God knows the whole of History and all events are part of some ineffable plan, then there is only one possible choice that any of us can make in any given situation. Our choices are not choices at all. She insisted they are, as we had still made the choice. But surely this is semantics.
[edit on 22-7-2007 by Karilla]
Originally posted by HooHaa
I believe in God, I believe there is a divine plan and that God is all powerful and all knowing. Now just because God has foreknowledge doesnt negate the fact that we have free will.