To all of the Christians of ATS, I have just realized a highly conspicuous conflict of interests, born of and upheld by your faith, that would have
any psychologist shaking their head in amusement. Let's see what counter-arguments you can cook up for this one:
There is no reason for an omniscient being to create a place like hell, except that not only did he know exactly who would take each seat as he made
it, but he went ahead and designed us that way anyway, knowing exactly what we would choose and which fate we would face. And not a single adjustment
was made that day, either to spare us, to fix us, to perfect us...nothing.
So really, we were MEANT to go to hell. That's what logic tells me. Our destiny, wherever we end up, heaven or hell, is fulfilled. So why choose?
Because if our path is preordained, if your "god", who is so real and so powerful supposedly, knows exactly what's going to happen to us before our
grandparents were a gleam in his eye, then that's how it was meant to be.
No matter what I do, I am designed a certain way, which will bring about a certain fate, which is exactly what your "god" foresaw before I was even
born...and still allowed to happen. Because that's what he wants. There is no reason to be omniscient, create a faulty race of servants, and then
prepare a burning pit specifically for them, unless he knew what would happen, could see it happening in his mind's eye, and WANTED it to happen. Had
accepted it, was willing to work with it, and was preparing for the event. Assuming that hell actually exists as described in the Bible, every person
who has ever gone to hell, or ever will go to hell, was sent there by your god because he WANTED them to be there. Before you are born, your destiny
is chosen. There is absolutely no way to be omniscient and omnipotent, the creator of the entire universe, and NOT have everyone's destiny squared
Don't bother choosing, because if all this is true and accurate, then your choice doesn't matter. Follow your life as you will, because your fate is
chosen. Your path is planned. You were designed FOR that path...the path wasn't designed for you. And no matter what happens, you will reach the end
of that path. Because he wants you to.
Does this make sense to everyone? Don't bother trying, don't bother fighting, don't bother worrying or fussing or choosing. It's all preordained,
according to Christianity's omniscient, all-powerful deity. Our place in the universe is etched in stone. You don't get to choose...it's already
chosen, written, signed, and in progress. Don't bother fretting, because your ride has already departed, and the next time you get off, you'll be
there. And then, you'll know the truth.
That's according to these guys, anyway. See, Christians have just been defeated by their own logic. Funny how that works, eh?
8-8-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)