I cant remember my bible stories well enough to know how many times God has created

life on earth only to distroy it all because he didnt like the way things turned out.


I can only remember the great flood, can someone name the other "mass extinctions"

by the hand of God?


I was having a conversation with my christian cousin about the meaning of the word

omnisient as used in the bible.

She said that the the word has been missunderstood to mean that god can know the future.

God knows everything there is to know, but the future has not happened yet, therfore, it is unknowable, even by god!

The word omniscient does not mean knowing the future, it only means knowing everything there is to know in the present tense.


In other words, god could not have known that his earthly creations would be unsatisfactory to him, hence, distroy it and start over!


She said that nowhere in the bible does it say that god knows the future, only that he

is "all knowing", which does not necessisarily mean knowing what will happen in the future.


I believe the bible does say god knows all things, past and future, but can not site

the verse.


Maybe someone who knows the bible better then I can chime in :)

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""all knowing", which does not necessisarily mean knowing what will happen in the future." - Sorry, but that sounds like a cop out.
Reminds me of that scene in Starwars where Luke is complaining to Obe One's ghost that he told him that Vader killed his father all the while Vader was his father. Obe then says yes he did - from a certain point of view.

Title: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam

Translator: Edward Fitzgerald

And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky, 
Whereunder crawling coop'd we live and die,  
Lift not your hands to It for help
—for It  As impotently moves as you or I. 



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