If God is compassionate, why was the Fall a set up and why did It send Its son to be killed in the Middle East?
Andy Rhea commented on my post about whether I’d worship God if I believed in Him. The comments followed a theme inspired by Fourat Janabi’s post about God as a Narc; I had said that God does not show compassion, and that the story of the fall to account for that lack of compassion doesn’t work. The Fall was entrapment: God knew it would happen but set it up anyway (while Adam and Eve were still ignorant of morality).
Andy claimed this only works if I assumed God’s foreknowledge was causal; that things happen because God knows they will happen. Any attempt at an analogy should highlight to me how ridiculous that assumption is. And Andy had an analogy ready. Imagine a really good meteorologist, who, owing to his skill, always knows the five-day forecast. And what he knows always happens. The weather doesn’t happen because our talented meteorologist…
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