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5/19/2013 5:42:27 PM
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Why didn't God give us a way to control ourselves?

After watching an anime called Sands of Destruction the other day, a thought occurred to me. Why didn't the Gods or God give us a way to keep ourselves in line? Why didn't they leave us something to re-write our history and future if a large enough amount of us thought that the world was going towards something that wouldn't benefit anyone? Some device that could instantly reset the world to a time before everything started going downhill. Does anyone understand what i'm saying?
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  • I don't believe in a god, but for this thread I'll step out and be open minded. Has anyone considered that maybe God created us imperfectly, and we are so bad at each other as a way of cutting out imperfections?
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  • Because this isn't our experiment, it's his.
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  • well if you were to reset time, everything would still go in the exact same way and would end up in a loop for example: I kill someone i regret it and reset time back to before i killed that person, and since i set it back i have no memory of what i did so i still kill that person... and then i do the same thing again and again. this is why we cant have time machines! if i had to go back in time to solve a problem, there would be no point in doing so, because if i did solve that problem then i wouldve never had needed to make that time machine in the first place! so nothing would change
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    • Not really. You can't change time, and even if the gods allowed that to happen, that would introduce all sorts of paradoxes and alternate space-warping realities that would most likely end up with you inhaling a black hole.
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    • We've got brains, some people just have a hard time using them
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    • Use it. Sincerely, God
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    • I'm sure you have enough reasoning skills to control yourself.
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      • Because there is no god
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      • I only read the first few lines, excuse me if I didn't answer it 'right.' We all have free will, buddy. The difference between right and wrong is taking it back to black and white, which, in turns, is backwards. Giving us a 'delete/rewrite' button would be absurd, as we'd never learn from out mistakes of what is something good or just the opposite. I know, I know, I took the 'good vs bad' and used it. I know, hypocritical. Whatever.
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        • God gave us the freedom to fap. Something he didn't give to the T-Rex. Be grateful.
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          • Religious answer: <INSERT RANDOM BULLSHIT HERE> Real Answer: Because the are no gods.
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            • He did, nuclear weapons.
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              • God have humanity free will.
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              • Well, [b]in terms of Christianity[/b], he [i]has[/i] given us a way to control ourselves. However, we have to choose to use it. Unfortunately, because evil was introduced to our lives in the Garden, we have been corrupted to have an inherently evil nature, so many people do not even attempt to control themselves.
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              • Edited by Bistromathics: 5/20/2013 9:54:08 PM
                "God works in His mysterious ways." Religious people have spent a lot of time justifying their beliefs, when those beliefs clash with logic and facts. Whether it's "well those 5 things are obviously just metaphors" or "God just does weird shit like that sometimes", they've got belief down to a... well... science.
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              • He gave us the Bible the the holy spirit what else did you want ?
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                • For the lolz.
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                • Free will is a way to control ourselves, but only if we want to. I'm an atheist myself so I can't and won't link this to God or religion, but if your asking for people to make a change, ask them, not hope something happens and do nothing.
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                  • Edited by Methew: 5/20/2013 4:57:10 PM
                    [quote]Some device that could instantly reset the world to a time before everything started going downhill.[/quote] Implying our past was any better than our present. Man: I just wanna go back to the good ol' days! Me: You mean when women didn't have rights, blacks were shoved into a corner, and where you got paid $3 an hour?
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                    • Same reason why Santa didn't give you what you wanted for Christmas.
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                      • We can control ourselves, it's just that not everyone wants to.
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                      • Implying there is a god.
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                      • You can control yourself, given you have enough willpower
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                      • Edited by Quantum Echo: 5/19/2013 6:22:41 PM
                        I'd refer you to either a subvariant on the design argument or just the arguments referring to free will or even perhaps, if I was really strict and far from understanding, I'd just ask if you even considered if God [i]really[/i] existed. That's still a point to make, even despite how sure you can really be about any of the answers to these questions.
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                        • Reminds me of this.
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                            Well it is difficult for him to give us something when he is not real.
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