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Why did God create us if he knew we would sin


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#1    Bling

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:52 PM

Why would God create humans knowing that a vast number of them would suffer in this life? Does eternity really make up for a life of war, fear, hunger, or _______ (insert issue here). The typical response to this question is, “People could have lived in perfection as God created it, but they chose sin.” But that doesn’t answer the question. God would have known that people would sin. So why start the whole mess at all, even with the promise of a messiah?


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

Something to do with his time?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

View PostHasina, on 01 November 2012 - 12:07 AM, said:

Something to do with his time?

Maybe he was bored you mean?


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

View PostBling, on 01 November 2012 - 12:10 AM, said:

Maybe he was bored you mean?
Exactly what I meant. If I were an omnipotent being with all the time in the universe... I'd get to creating my own fans sooner or later.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:31 AM

is that serious question?    lol jkn.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:48 AM

Maybe because if we were all too good we would be no fun and he wouldn't have anything to do.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:11 AM

On a cosmic scale, we humans are insignificant. A creator with such a massive, all-encompassing perspective could not be expected to care about what every single human is doing to themselves or others any more than we care what a single neutrino 100 light years away is doing right now. This answer does not address the Christian or Biblical perspective and concept of sin, of course, but it's the only one that makes sense to me if there is, in fact, a creator.

A creator simply would not care, despite our beliefs that we are the center of the universe.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:23 AM

If we are created in his image - what does that make him? :hmm:

I am another anonymous face in the crowd. I am just another tiny wheel in the machinery of the world I live in.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

View Postlittle_dreamer, on 01 November 2012 - 01:23 AM, said:

If we are created in his image - what does that make him? :hmm:
Some weird looking dude if both man and woman are made in his image.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

View Postlittle_dreamer, on 01 November 2012 - 01:23 AM, said:

If we are created in his image - what does that make him? :hmm:

I think of it as the other way around, as far as the gods of most religions are concerned. I don't think a real creator could have anything like a human mind.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:38 AM

There really is no answer to that question without asking God itself.  Humans are suppose to be based off the image of God, mainly for the fact that we were given the chance to choose.  Maybe there have been countless wars that have been avioded do to people's choices, maybe there could have been many wars avoided because no one choose to stand up.  I do have to say that God isn't what most people think, if you read the old testament.  God had its own favorite race of people, it destroyed many cities and countrys out of anger, and well did alot of punishing as well.  So who knows, but it's up to us as a people to change our outcome in this world, for better, or worse.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:42 AM

of course that is just with the jewish/ Christian God, not very knowledgable about the other faiths and Gods out there


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:26 AM

He didn't.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

He is running a big social experiment or a really sick joke. Don't forget though it's not a sin if you do it for the cause and your side wins.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:40 AM

Let me ask you something, if you built something lets say a car and after you completed it it didn't run, would you get mad at it and destroy it? You made it so there must be something wrong with you not the car.





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