I talked before about the trilemna of God, about the existence of evil. I managed to disprove atheists and unite the world under the banner of me. Alright that didn't happen, but it should have. A bigger problem people have with God though is this.
"If God knows the future, the future must already be determined. If the future is already determined, we have no control over our future actions. If we have no control over our future actions, we can't be judged based on them. So either there is no Hell, or God is a jerk."
We have free will, but God knows everything, and will punish us (Hell) for what we do, so therefore either God doesn't know everything, or he knows our paths, and is still going to punish us for them. My simple answer to that one is that I don't believe people get sent to Hell, and that God IS a jerk sometimes. But even if God knows your choices, then that means YOU STILL MADE THEM. What is your problem? That God didn't stop you making a bad choice? You lose your free will that way, and then no one is happy.
Just because God knows the choices you will make does not mean that you don't have a choice, you do still decide everything in your life. I for one don't believe that the future is pre-determined, despite having a nice belief in fortune telling, and thinking that some things are meant to be, IE soulmates, things are supposed to happen to you. You can change the future. You get to decide everything you do. I already discussed that before with my post about choices.
If God knows the choices you're going to make, it doesn't mean that you didn't make them. Think back to how different things could have been, but you chose what you did, and no one made you do that, not a God anyway. If God "gave you the strength" to do something, like quit, or start (he works both ways) smoking, then you still chose to do it, you had the power to do it inside you all along.
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I'm going for Prophet here but I haven't decided which God I'll be a prophet for. Maybe Thor. I also want to point out, once again, I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN. I just believe in God, and like to answer questions like this. Not everything I ponder has to do with God, it's just that he's responsible for most of the ponderable questions. So yeah, save the Christian hate would you? I'm not Christian. I don't even mind atheists, like I've said before, you're entitled to your own opinions. I'm less fond of religious people than I am non-religious folks usually actually. I don't like people who try to force their beliefs on others, and here, I'm not trying to make you believe anything, I'm just trying to make you think.
I still vote for me to be the new prophet though. One of my readers IS a Pope. Maybe he can fix me up.