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Do you imagine god to be subject to your personal judgement? People die, whether by someone else's action or through the natural course of one's life. The difference being you are powerless in the face of death while god has absolute power over death.
and say "No, God's love is UN-conditional"....but give you several paragraphs of filibuster trying to make it LOOK like he's not contradicting himself.
Or he won't do that...and show that God is a raging egomaniac.
I am saying human nature is conditional on reciprocation. You said it yourself sometime ago -- that human beings are nothing more than a collection of different substances arranged in a particular manner thus ordained to behave according to physical laws -- did you not? If that were so, then you are free from moral judgment and your life is but an errant blip within the existence of inanimate objects.
Other people believe that our physical bodies are mere shells of our actual selves, that our actual selves survive the deterioration of our physical bodies and that our existence have a place in god's creation -- hence we have a duty to be true to that nature.
Last edited by kingrat; 15th March 2017 at 09:57 AM.
A parent's love is (supposed to be) unconditional, whether that child rejects a parent's love or not. But sometimes, a child rejects a parent's love even to the point of that child's undoing. What then is a loving parent supposed to do except forgive and try to spare the child's suffering as best he can?
The alternative -- making decisions for the child (which is the same as what gordo is suggesting by taking back free will) -- is infinitely worse than any mistake the child could make.
I thought free will was just the corollary to determinism, since we're not robots.
Why is it so hard to believe that it may return to non-existence in the future? Unlike habitation in some celestial realm, non-existence is a precedented state.