mark noble wrote:
Yes, of course God does. Nothing is random. All is predestined.
if this is true than it is pointless to carry it out. it would mean all the choices you will ever make have already been chosen, things are just running their course. the results are known so what is the point in letting it run the course?
here is an example. If god created me knowing full well that the choices i would make would be resulting in me ending up in hell or receiving damnation and nothing at all would change or alter that from happening, then what is the point in creating me? Surely if that god were omniscient it would have known prior to making me that i would never accept or adopt the idea so in effect it created me already falling into the recycling bin.
So in other words if you were making something but you knew that the end result would be "defective" and "unusable" are you going to carry it out making it? Seems rather absurd to just keep going with it. So the only conclusion I can come to, bring any sort of reasoning or rational to this is that either 1) god does not exist at all. 2) there is no such thing as predestiny.
3) that both 1 and 2 are true.