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"Personal decision"

  1. Lawfull Richard profile image60
    Lawfull Richardposted 6 years ago

    Imagine you wake up in the morning. As you're opening up your eyes; you hear God's voice talking you. God ask you if you would want Him to show you or give you a note of what will be happening to you during the whole day and so the same as long as you live. Will you life be better and interesting as you will not worry about the unknown?
    Having your life on your hand but all things will happen in the order they were planned would prefer a life with unknown or the one where you know everything?

    1. AshtonFirefly profile image78
      AshtonFireflyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm...interesting question.
      The concept of future, knoweldge of the future, etc. is one that fascinates me alot. Would not the simple act of God telling us what will happen, change the future by the existence of the fact?
      For example, if God told us what will happen, then wouldn't our very knoweldge of that fact change the future by definition? We wouldn't "experience" life the same. We would be experiencing it with the preknowledge that it will happen. And, based upon the "goodness" or "badness" of what would happen, we would inevitably try to change it or pattern our behavior accordingly, thus changing the pre-existing conditions, thoughts, attitudes, and decisions which would have naturally led to that action, without God having told us anything.
      Given this confusion, I think I would rather God not tell me anything. If something bad were supposedly happen, I'd want to change it. And maybe my attempt to change it would cause the very event I was attempting to change; because when God told me the future, maybe it was with the preknowledge of what I would do with that knowledge. In effect, would the simple act of telling me what the future was going to be, create conditions leading to a  future which was supposedly supposed to happen regardless of my knowledge?
      I guess I've thought about this too much.
      Simple answer would be: no. I don't want to know. It would be torture. I have had several prophetic dreams, which did take place; and they did so both when I tried to stop the event and when I was too scared to try to stop it.
      Life and time is definitely a mystery.

      1. Lawfull Richard profile image60
        Lawfull Richardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I like your answer to this question, and it is interesting indeed. however, according to your summary, I would like to ask you something. How many time, do you blame God for things that happened to your and then wished you would have known about it. In that cause how far does  your answer tells you?

        1. AshtonFirefly profile image78
          AshtonFireflyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I don't really blame God for anything that happens to me.
          For, how do I know that if I were to know about something before it happened, that my prevention of that event would not begin another cycle of events which would lead to another disaster worse than the one I was trying to avoid by changing the future? And as I mentioned before, the simple knoweldge of the future would change my future. It's like a self-fulfilling prophecy. The prophecy about my future would not come true until I had known about it, because my knoweldge of the future must necessarily change it. It's like an electron. We observe the effects of their presence, but the minute we "see" them or make any attempt to see them, their pattern changes immediately.

          1. Lawfull Richard profile image60
            Lawfull Richardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            kind interesting.. so you are afraid of it since you can't completely change the effect and course of something and your concern is that the change you apply may not result into something destructive than the previous. I hope I got your points. If so then it is interesting. Like you I think it would have been interesting if we could test the potential of everything that will happen to us and have the power to change those  that we don't like.. to my opinion that would be interesting..

            1. AshtonFirefly profile image78
              AshtonFireflyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Yes I am very afraid of it. I am always afraid of those things which I cannot control...

          2. Lawfull Richard profile image60
            Lawfull Richardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            you're right and it is not you alone.. we all are afraid of them.. that's why we get concerned.

    2. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It would certainly conclude the claims of free will are bogus and we are just robots running a program.

    3. pennyofheaven profile image75
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes I've known, sometimes I haven't. Either way it does not add to or subtract from what you will 'experience' when whatever occurs. How we choose to respond in the moment is unique and can never be foretold no matter how much we know or do not know.

  2. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    If I woke up and heard voices in my head, I'd get to a doctor.

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    icountthetimesposted 6 years ago

    I think it would remove much of the enjoyment in life to know everything that was going to happen in advance. It wouldn't be nice to know about the nasty things that were going to happen either.

    1. Lawfull Richard profile image60
      Lawfull Richardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I believe you well answered this question. However, try to think about how people react to failure. something happened to you and you think that t could be better if you knew.

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        icountthetimesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Well, yes, there are certain times in life, where if you knew you'd suffer but would put through, that would add a different complexion to the situation. I think we'd still suffer in the moment though, as our minds aren't great at thinking "i'm suffering now, but sometime later things will be fine, so why worry". For the most part in life we already know that current suffering will pass, but it doesn't stop us feeling in.

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    Knowing wouldn't always be a bad thing. It would definitely allow me to avoid foot in mouth. I could be kinder; knowing ahead of time the details of interactions. And nothing is set in stone. It is possible that part of the plan is allowing you to use your free will to help others. You could certainly help to avert tragedies and accidents. But, I would think it would be difficult to come to terms with things that would happen; that you wouldn't have the ability to affect a positive influence on the outcome.

    I'd still be willing to give the scenario a 'look see'. Too much good could come of it for others, not to be willing to try.