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#12681 - captaincupcakez
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(02/23/2013) [-]
If God is truly omnipotent, why does he need to give anything free will?
No-one can force him to, so why doesn't he make it easier for himself and everyone and just eradicate sin?
#12760 to #12681 - jokeface
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(02/23/2013) [-]
He doesn't need to do anything. He simply chooses to. And there's no "easier" method for God to take, since He is infinitely powerful and therefore there are no differing levels of difficulty for Him. Free will makes life more interesting and difficult for us. And He wants us to struggle so that we may come out stronger in the end.
#12762 to #12760 - captaincupcakez
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(02/23/2013) [-]
Or he could make us strong at the start.

None of your arguments make the slightest sense unless applied to human morals. God is not human, therefore it's not valid.
#12764 to #12762 - jokeface
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(02/23/2013) [-]
They make no sense to you. But they make sense to God. And since God is wiser than man, His choices are more valid than anything we could come up with.
#12765 to #12764 - captaincupcakez
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(02/23/2013) [-]
You can't validate the existence of God by saying "only God will understand"
#12766 to #12765 - jokeface
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(02/23/2013) [-]
I wasn't trying to validate His existence, I was validating His choices based on the premise that He does exist.
#12684 to #12681 - teoberry
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(02/23/2013) [-]
because, although He has a plan for us, He'll let us do whatever we want.
#12686 to #12684 - captaincupcakez
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(02/23/2013) [-]
That doesn't answer the question.

Also, how would stopping a natural disaster affect our free will?
#12688 to #12686 - teoberry
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(02/23/2013) [-]
It'd be spoiling us, basically. We're meant be dependent on God, but we can't ask Him to do everything for us. We can track storms, so it all comes down to whether we tell people to evac and whether they evac.
#12690 to #12688 - captaincupcakez
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(02/23/2013) [-]
Oh wow.
So you're saying that if a meteor wiped out NYC that would be perfectly k in God's eyes?
#12694 to #12690 - teoberry
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(02/23/2013) [-]
I'm not God, so idk
#12695 to #12694 - captaincupcakez
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(02/23/2013) [-]
The difference being that you exist
#12696 to #12695 - teoberry
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(02/23/2013) [-]
How do you know he doesn't exist?
#12697 to #12696 - captaincupcakez
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(02/23/2013) [-]
I don't.

But I see no reason to believe in something with not a shred of evidence