Originally Posted by Hallie
First of all, you used so many run-on sentences and it was hard to follow what you were saying. Second of all, I fail to see how this relates to my religious views or what I have said about them. I am fairly sure that you are trying to bring up the point that god has given us free will, therefore it is our choice whether to believe in him or not. But let me ask you a question: would you want your parents to drown you and the rest of the world because they are "evil" even though many of them are children who don't know better? Would you want them to pick a favorite child (Cane and Abel)? Would you want them to tell you not to kill anyone, then go killing people themselves? Would you want them to threaten to burn you in a pit of despair for the rest of eternity if you've done a bad thing? Do you think that is good parenting?
No my only intent was to establish whether or not you want free will? Though it seems to me you have already revealed what you really want is autonomous free will meaning you want free will without consequence for anything you might choose to do. And well that is nothing but a childish view of the world. There is cause and effect. So everything we do has a consequence. You want the freedom to do what you want but face no consequence. You even want to use the excuse that most are children who just didn't know any better. The Bible tried to tell people a better way to behave but they choose to ignore it. No i am afraid ignorance is not and can not be an excuse. People know what the right things to do are but they actively choose to do evil. And if God exists then He gets to choose what is good and what is evil and for you to say He is wrong in his choices makes you supremely arrogant. It would be you arguing that you know better than the person who knows everything because God by definition knows everything. Sorry for run on sentences and even not splitting this up into paragraphs but most of the time I just don't care about grammar online. Feel free to toss my argument aside because of grammar but keep in mind that would be ad hominem which is a fallacy.