reply to post by logical7
Why do you need to defer to anyone, even a God to tell you what you should or should not do??
This is the definition of total obedience. Here, this is more like slavery since he has total control over you, even your thoughts (process). He
dictates everything that is your life and punish you if you don't obey: slavery, pure and simple.
How can you surrender volontarily to slavery or to ANY being for that matter??
It's not because we'll never know EVERYTHING that we can't understand ANYTHING and that we have to throw away our critical thinking and our
individuality to melt ourselves in this idea of God.
How could you know he has your best interests at heart?
Plus, in this case, you chose the wrong master.
Read my posts (and others' on this thread) and you should understand that the god described in the bible is NOT omniscient nor all loving.
And, as you said, you don't even have the knowledge and intellectual capacity to truly know if you make the good choice by following these rules.
This is non-sensical.
Also, free-will doesn't exist. It's the expression of a childish being that believes that if you believe something strongly enough, it makes it
true. Absolute freedom (free-will) is an illusion... as is the existence of the active father-like figure depicted in the bibles. Or, if this being
(has) exists, he is NOT benevolent, nor is he omniscient or omnipotent. And he's not all-loving that's even more obvious.
The bibles prove the absolute opposite. If you can't see that...