- Oct 5, 2005
- Reaction score
- Under The Northern Star, Alaska
- Political Leaning
ddoyle00 said:I never got a good respose to this question, mainly because it kept being answered by prepubescent youngsters vainly showing the benefits of an emotional arguement. So I will post it again. I have heard poeple claim their christian god is all-knowing and that they have free will at the same time.
Now imagine your life as a dvd (ignore the special features).
2.shot and fimed the movie............which is your life
3.sent the movie to BlockBuster......sent your spirit to Earth
4. for people to enjoy....................for you to live your life.
Now, with the movie analogy still in mind, think about the last movie you watched. What were you able to do? Fast-forward...yes. Rewind.....yes. Change the beginning..no. Change what happens in the middle.....no.
Alter the ending......no. No matter how you watched the movie (lived your life), you were not able to alter the ending. Since people say god is all-knowing, he knows what you are have done, what you are doing and most importantly, what you will do. Do you really think you can juke left or right fast enough to catch god off-balance? Like god is gonna say, "Damn, that guy got right past me, I didnt see that coming!". Come on. If you admit god is all knowing, then he knew you would be reading this right now and he knows exactly how you will respond. Free will? I think not.
I see the free will part as like a Role Playing Game; like Knights of the Old Republic (for XBOX). There is a basic storyline, but you still can choose to be good, evil, neutral. You can also choose who your friends and allies are. You also get to choose how you respond to other people (characters). It's kinda like D&D. But God does know what we're doing. There are so many outcomes that you couldn't count them all, 'cept God. It's really up to us what path we follow. It's just that God will guide us along the way; if we let Him.