Why do people use absolute terms in a relative way, when discussing religion?

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  1. Darrell Roberts profile image76
    Darrell Robertsposted 6 years ago

    Why do people use absolute terms in a relative way, when discussing religion?

    My logical mind has severe issues when people use absolute words like "all", "none" "never" "every" etc.  in instances where a relative term like "many or some", "very few or not many", "not often" should be used. 

    Example if a person tells me that "God is all powerful, everywhere, all knowing" then I have to logically conclude that there can be no freewill. As a matter of fact God is making me write this now.  In addition, this would mean that God can do anything including change His mind or break His word. Please tell me if there is an error in my logic.  Thanks

  2. Dantex460 profile image60
    Dantex460posted 6 years ago

    There is many errors and flaws in religion, I hate the idea of having no free will and would kill myself if I found it to be true. They use absolutes because they are sure their god is real and are not open to any new ideas or possibility's. We simply cannot know the truth without facts, logic and reason, maybe we never will.

    1. Darrell Roberts profile image76
      Darrell Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I could understand why you would hate the idea of not having a free will.  My question was according to religion do you see a flaw in my conclusion? No free will you could not self terminate unless predestined.

  3. wandererh profile image73
    wandererhposted 6 years ago

    I did a hub about an omniscient god and free will and it's true that one can infer that there is no free will since such a god would know your future with absolute certainty.  However, it is also possible to argue that an all-knowing god would only know all possible futures, but our free will allows us to choose which future would come to pass.

    http://wandererh.hubpages.com/hub/If-Go … -Free-Will

    1. Darrell Roberts profile image76
      Darrell Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm,I would argue that all paths are give by this God and we would have no choice but to choose the path preselected by this God.  Free will would be a great and grand illusion.

    2. wandererh profile image73
      wandererhposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, if that is the case, then there is but one path and we have absolutely no free will.  However, it does seem pointless to create a world that is 100% predictable, a world in which you already how everything turns out.

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    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    God is all knowing and all powerful, But he has given us free will to decide which path we will take in life. This is why we have a conscience and some don't. They can live like hell not feel one bit guilty about it. This is because they have not been convicted by the Holy Spirit to take the path less taken. The other path is much, much easier than the path that leads to God. The reason God doesn't need to change Anything is because he has made the way perfect without flaw. You don't fix something if it is not broken. God has never broken a Covenant in the Bible, Nor will he. The Truth (Bible) is the way to Jesus Christ and paradise with God the Father.


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