Post Number:#1 October 26th, 2010, 11:22 pm
Hi, I've never posted here before. I was having a discussion with a Calvinist who believes that his religion is rationally/fact based and not faith-based. In the context of this discussion, the topic of god as judge came up. I argued that an omnicient and omnipotent creator cannot rationally hold accountable his creation for actions because, as an omnicient creator, every design decision consequence is known, therefore all actions taken by his creation are necessarily direct manifestations of god's will (regardless of any perception of free will on the part of the creation). This is a paradox, yes? An omnicient, omnipotent creator and judge, by definition, is irrational (judging a pre-determined [by the creator] "choice" is pointless). The Calvinist argued that god rightly judges the creation's intent, that the perception of free will is enough. The creation has earnestly made a choice (regardless of pre-determination). To me, this seems irrelevant. What say you?