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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.
Originally posted by arpgme
The Bible says that God knew before the foundation of The Earth that Jesus would die for the sins of the world. So according to The Bible, God programmed Adam and Eve to SIN in order to call them evil, kick them out of The Garden of Eden, so that Jesus could come into the picture...
My faith has been renewed, but in the teachings of Christ as opposed to the Bible (Not a fan of the Council of Nicea at all, I see organized religion as a control mechanism to keep people in line.)
Don't bother trying, don't bother fighting, don't bother worrying or fussing or choosing. You don't get to choose.. Don't bother fretting,
A few months ago, after some heavy reflection, researching, and meditation, I realized my issue was rather with organized religion, and it's portrayal of God and his nature, that I had the biggest problem with.
Certainly has convinced me. I'm stumped by your wisdom. Now, no one will believe in God.
"I believe in God...I just don't believe he's the bloodthirsty ***hole you make him out to be."
So basicaly what you are saying is if god is all knowing (like the bible implies) then everything is predetermined. We have no choice.
God either knows you or does not. God only knows those who do his will.