JCC Maybe God gave up his omniscience so we could have free will

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  1. hudzu Chosen One

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  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I want all the science.
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    Just a slob like one of us?
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  5. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    That did not happen and will never happen you heretic.

    EDIT 1: It also doesn't even make any sense.

    EDIT 2: I've also only ever heard the beginning of that song but it's stupid, so I don't care to hear the rest.
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  6. hudzu Chosen One

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    okay well you're the one who posited it
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    let's face it, westboro baptist church's theology is the most plausible of all christian theologies
  8. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I have never posted anything remotely like this.
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  10. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Maybe god is actually just a plumber. You know, when you die you like, get to meet god, and you ask them about this complicated stuff and god's all "Look, I just fix the pipes, okay? Pass me that alligator wrench." And you pass god the alligator wrench and then there's just this awkward silence for a few minutes. Then Nietzsche says "I didn't mean you were really d-" and everyone just groans because oh my god Nietzsche we get it.
  11. hudzu Chosen One

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    so, god is donald glover?
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    With a heavenly crack, presumably?
  13. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    The holiest of holies, if you will.
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    Maybe God exists and just doesn't care, and that's where free will comes from.
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    Because God is imaginary right?
  16. EvilQ Jedi Grand Master

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    Isn't there a scene like this in Brazil, except without Nietzsche?
  17. Diggy Chosen One

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    I've asked god to answer the initial thread query within the next five minutes. Hold on.
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  18. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    hey ramza iyho is there a scenario wherein omniscience and free will can exist within the same system? they do seem rather contradictory
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  20. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I've always kind of liked Boethius' "solution" which basically boils down to god is extratemporal and consequently there's not really a good way to argue about whether or not its omniscience would interfere with free will because it always already sees everything. Naturally I am drawn to it because it is a fancy way of saying "Neener neener neener" and I'm not super fond of free will arguments because 9 times out of 10 they're really moral responsibility arguments dressed up to look impressive and broader than they actually want to be.

    Exception: Sartre and his totally awesome metaphysical libertarianism. WOOOOOOO RADICAL FREEDOM!
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  21. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    i just like it when people from the south say "boethius", which they do a lot in youtube videos
  22. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    I'd like to give up my free will in exchange for free beer. Is this the thread where I do that?
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    language!
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    Some ***hole had What if God was one of us playing on my wedding.
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  25. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    It's like raaa-eee-aaain.
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