I like that. I'll add that to my repertoire. Is that original?
It almost reminds me of when someone survives a horrific car crash, people say "it's a miracle they survived, an angel was watching over them" and then the person dies a few days later in the hospital and no one says anything lol. what, did god take back his miracle?
there was a school bus that drove off of a bridge, and i remember in the news the childrens pastor saying "angels were watching over them to keep them safe" and i was like "where were the angels when their freakin bus drove off a bridge?"
cognitive dissonance, gotta love it
Thank you! This is a great observation.
Yes, I have also wondered why it's a miracle that someone survives something traumatic, when the traumatic event could have been avoided in the first place. Unless it's supposed to be something that "shakes a person up" into believing, like a jack-ass-ian show of power, which just sounds cruel to me since many survivors end up with some lingering psychological issues due to the intense fear they experienced.
Couldn't the argument then turn to "free will"? That is, the argument that God is omniscient in the sense that he knows everything that can be known, but the acts of a human with free will can't be known until tested. This all falls apart if I'm mis-remembering, but I think God supposedly granted humans free will.
Now, I'm not supporting this. But weaseling is a skill I've developed, and that's how I imagine the weaseling would occur.
No, because logically an omnipotent/omniscient being cannot exist in a universe that also contains free will. If God granted free will~ the ability for us to act without him knowing the outcome, then he is not all powerful or all seeing, for there would be things he does not know~ our actions/thoughts.
If God is all powerful and does know everything, the future and our thoughts, then we have already been judged (for he knows what we will do) and therefore have no free will at all, are just merely acting out a path of predestination.
Either way, it doesn't work.
I guess I was interpreting omniscience as knowing everything that is, not everything that may be. I looked up the definition in the Oxford English Dictionary, and it wasn't too enlightening - "Knowing everything" - but I can see where knowing what may be would be included in "everything".