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Posted 2/23/2021 13:00 (#8853146 - in reply to #8852788)
Subject: RE: God's plans?

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dko_scOH - 2/23/2021 09:40

Philosophy 101, Argument for the Existence of God.

Usually cast as the conflict between omniscience and free will. If an all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful god is in charge, why does evil exist?

Put more directly, if God is omniscient, He must know the future -- as Biblical passages allege. But, if He knows the future, how can we have free will to independent action, since we could take choices that would alter the future? More to the point, if He has a Plan and our future is set, how can He punish unrepentant sinners for following a path they could not avoid?

In order to start to have a discussion, we should must first determine if time is linear.
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