main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

JCC Questions for Arlol

Discussion in 'Community' started by Eeth-my-Koth, Oct 10, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

    Registered:
    Feb 26, 2007
    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

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    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

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    Mar 12, 2005
    Do you believe that it is impossible that the universe was created spontaneously?
     
  5. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

    Registered:
    Feb 26, 2007
    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

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    Mar 12, 2005
    So, you don't think that could have happened without god speaking?
     
  7. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

    Registered:
    Feb 26, 2007
    He spoke into existence. Nothing is possible without Him so yeah.
     
  8. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    Mar 12, 2005
    So what created god?
     
    Darth_Invidious likes this.
  9. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

    Registered:
    Feb 26, 2007
    He was there. Always has, always will be
     
  10. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    Mar 12, 2005
    How did he get there?
     
  11. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    May 4, 2003
    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

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    Mar 12, 2005
    I'm interested in Arlol's answer to my question.
     
  13. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

    Registered:
    Feb 26, 2007
    I already answered it. He's been here.
     
  14. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    May 4, 2003
    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

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    Mar 12, 2005
    Okay,... he's been here, but how did he get here?
     
  16. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Dec 14, 2000
    Would you ever go on a cross country roadtrip to the West Coast?
     
  17. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Feb 18, 2001
    No parent is so capricious.
     
  18. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    do newborn babies who die go to heaven?
     
  19. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Dec 12, 2006
    What is your opinion on evolution?
     
  20. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Oct 13, 2003
  21. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Feb 18, 2001
    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

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Jun 21, 1999
    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

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jul 4, 1999
    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?
     
    Darth_Invidious likes this.
  24. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

    Registered:
    Mar 15, 2004
    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?
     
    Point Given likes this.
  25. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Arlon, you will teach me to english like of you, please yes? OK Good Yes.
     
    Darth_Invidious likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.