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Originally posted by ACTS 2:38
My God is Jesus Christ that is it.
As for saying atheist do not have a deity; well they do it is their self as they believe they are the ultimate authority in their lives.
Deciding what is right and wrong based upon popular belief and what feels good.
Not believing that what they do releases a spirit upon others that may cause others to do the ill acts against God also.
Some may believe in a spiritually but not that of God's.
Not realizing that we are the only beings able to control all the other organisms and elements on this planet as stated In the Bible thousands of years ago.
You cannot define the Abrahamic deity as 'love' for many, many, reasons.
And consciousness is a known product of matter, not an independent construct.
We have yet to see consciousness exist separate of matter...
And knowing the play start to finish would still prevent an omniscient being from having free will. A being without free will is still a being that is not omnipotent.
Free will isn't a matter of perspective, it's a matter of fact. We either have it or we don't. Now, if we don't have it than we cannot be judged for our actions and sentenced to eternal punishment or reward. If we do have it then we can be...but then the deity is rendered as no longer being omniscient.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
(incidently, star to anyone whom places the deity I mentioned without using the google machine...also +10 nerd points)
edit on 18-1-2011 by SaturnFX because: added Sune symbol