Oh this is difficult to explain, but I’ll do my best. . .
Ok now what I was trying to say is that god cannot fairly judge you based on this free will you have. Free will lets you choose for yourself, and your decisions must be based on something. They can be based on your past life experiences. Or, they could be completely random. But bottom line, there is a force behind the decision. IN general, the way one acts can pretty much be blamed on genetics and everything in life up to that point. We KNOW that genetics can make you a nice person, or a trouble maker, or whatever. AND we know that kids who grow up in a stable home with good parents, and an ok social life don’t go on shooting rampages.
If you don’t believe this, then fine. What does cause you to makea certain decision? The only other ways are that you choose completely randomly, or you were simply born with a predisposition to make such decisions (born good or evil). So, god can A. Judge you based on your past life experiences and genetics, both of which you did not control. Or, he can B. make you born good or evil. Over this you have no control. Either way, you’re not REALLY making your own decisions
I will probalby seem an asshole for this, but those who do not speak their mind for fear of ridicule are pathetic. if you’re gonna argue this, please give an actual argument and not just meaningless filler like “we have souls and god loves us so we can make our own decisions”. That sounds pretty an all, but does not address what I’ve said, just mentions some nice sounding things about god and love. Thats what I find most christians do when defending their faith. “Oh I know god is real becaus I feel him in my heart” that is about the most vague and meaningless sentence I’ve ever heard, and I hear it quiet a bit. just reply with a logical argument, I’m sure as hell not saying you can’t include god in that argument and stuff, but please have what you say mean something.
Clarkkent - I really hope you sit down and do some serious thinking. It seems as though you (like many, many other people) simply accept what they were tought by their parents and church as fact, and don’t question it at all. And I know that is not easy to do, these things are ingrained deep in your brain, and it’s hard to even consider they might not be correct. If you were to do this, and you still thought that god is the most logical explanation. . .then thats fine. But I don’t think you have, you have just accepted it without question.
Oh and by the way, cursing is not a sin. so eat me.