Posted by Cassius on April 11, 2001 at 11:25:46:
God could have made us and the universe in any way he liked. Romans, James. If he chose to make us imperfect, what is that to me? Should I be held responsible for being what he created me? Shall the vessel say unto the potter, why hast thou made me thus? If God isn't happy with who I am, that's not my fault.
Of course, I guess you could say God made me an innocent, perfect child and circumstances in my life have caused me to deny him. But who is the cause of those circumstances? Did God not decide who my father, my mother, my birthplace would be? Besides, if I was innocent, then humanity can't be responsible for Adam's sin. And what do you expect to happen, God, if you take a bunch of perfect creatures and put them into an environment where Satan has an influence on them?
Oh, no. We're not here to prove to God who is worthy and who is not. For one thing, he should already know, if you claim omniscience for him. Even if he somehow hid that information from himself, who chooses who is worthy and who is not? It certainly isn't us.
The whole Earth thing seems a bit farfetched anyway. With all the religions out there, how can God expect us to find the Truth? And if there is no absolute truth, only personal truths, why do we need to be here to learn them? If you really want to win me over, God, why don't you come down here and talk to me, or bring me up there? Are you so cowardly that you won't meet me face-to-face?
To those of you who say he will meet me face-to-face one day, and then it'll be too late, I'll see you there. Yes, I have a lot of anger in me. I'm angry at society for feeling they can't handle life without making up some external entity to handle the responsibility and stapling a label to it like "God's Will". What's wrong with facing your own life?
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