JCC Questions for Arlol

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  1. tom Chosen One

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    Mar 14, 2004
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    why give us the choice at all if we're only supposed to live one way? is life just a test?
  2. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    He set free will in order. You want someone to love you because they love you, not because you tell them to. Same thing. He wants to be chosen, and plus setting things in motion, He won't change the covenants and things He has sworn to stay by.
  3. tom Chosen One

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    Mar 14, 2004
    star 6
    so god is kind of like a jealous boyfriend? "i want you to love me for who i am, not just because you'll burn forever if you don't."
  4. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    Do you believe that it is impossible that the universe was created spontaneously?
  5. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    He is a jealous God as He has said Himself, but for the right reasons. He wants you to spend eternity with Him in everlasting life, not ever lasting pain in burning

    God spoke and boom universe came into our time. So it did happen in a bang, but not just for no reason
  6. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    So, you don't think that could have happened without god speaking?
  7. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    He spoke into existence. Nothing is possible without Him so yeah.
  8. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    So what created god?
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  9. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    He was there. Always has, always will be
  10. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    How did he get there?
  11. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    May 4, 2003
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    If you're truly interested on that point, Moses Maimonides's "The Guide for the Perplexed" has an excellent discussion about the idea of absolute existence and the self-causality of God as a key point in Jewish (and therefore, later, Christian) thought, particularly as expressed by his discourses with Moses.
  12. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    I'm interested in Arlol's answer to my question.
  13. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    I already answered it. He's been here.
  14. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    May 4, 2003
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    It's the basis for his answer he's probably not as aware of. To test, here's a small excerpt. Arlon, agree or disagree to the following?

  15. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    Okay,... he's been here, but how did he get here?
  16. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    Would you ever go on a cross country roadtrip to the West Coast?
  17. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Feb 18, 2001
    star 8
    No parent is so capricious.
  18. tom Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2004
    star 6
    do newborn babies who die go to heaven?
  19. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

    Manager
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    Dec 12, 2006
    star 5
    What is your opinion on evolution?
  20. Ghost Chosen One

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    Oct 13, 2003
    star 6
  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Feb 18, 2001
    star 8
    Pfft, if their parents are Jews or Muslims you can just forget about that.

    Oh sorry Tom, you were asking Arlon... [face_blush]
  22. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jun 21, 1999
    star 5
    Simple: like all gods, some guy dreamt him up aeons ago and started to fashion a myth about him/her. And here we are thousands of years later, debating the fundamentals on said myth.
  23. epic Ex Mod / RSA

    Member Since:
    Jul 4, 1999
    star 7
    so if god knows our decisions either way, you agree that he already knows who will decide to choose him and who will choose the world. so basically he creates certain people who he knows fine rightly won't ever accept him as lord and saviour and who will in fact burn in hell forever. yet he still creates these people?
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  24. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    Arlon what is your purpose for being on this Earth? Do you think there's a special plan for your life? Do you think working at the Walgreens is part of that plan, or do you think that maybe your plan doesn't start until a little later? Do you think there are big plans or just the sort of plans that need to be done? Like how someone's got to operate the train even though trains are on tracks and no one ever thinks about the guy driving the train?
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  25. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Jul 15, 2008
    star 4
    Arlon, you will teach me to english like of you, please yes? OK Good Yes.
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