God gave us Free Will

God the great creator of the universe, the being that is responsible for our very existence, the deity that we owe everything to, gave us free will. No doubt he thought it a stroke of genius.  He set in place a bunch of rules that get handed down in sacred texts that is his inerrant word.  He put us in a garden that was beautiful and told us not to eat the fruit of one tree.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.

So, she took it upon herself to exercise her free will.  That’s the will that god gave her.

It’s rather like training a dog really, you put a little doggy treat on the floor, tell the dog to sit and then wait to see how long the command will last.  Then when the dog gets sick of you messing with him, he eats and you growl at him.  The dog, after all, was just doing what it does, eating something that was a delight to the eyes and something to be desired.

Now at this point in the biblical tale, all is well with the world, the deity takes a stroll through the gardens in the cool of the night, no doubt enjoying his handiwork, smelling the roses and enjoying the scenery, probably nodding approvingly at the smell of burning lamb meat offered to him.  This guy that knows everything, probably because he ate some fruit he created, then gets pissed off when people don’t do as they’re told.  What the fuck did he think was going to happen?

If the god of the bible was so eager to let us do as we please, why is the punishment so great, eternal damnation in the fires of hell for not following the rules.   It’s the ultimate in threats really.  The rules are complicated, the guide book is ambiguous, if you want to keep god happy you must follow the rules, if you don’t there are no second chances.  Why does he let the situation develop in the first place? The arsehole has the whole of creation to stick his fucking tree of knowledge of good and evil in, he creates a few people and sticks the tree right next to them. From the first bite all of human kind are doomed, and it’s not like he didn’t know what would happen.

How do we get god to take back free will? More signs of unintelligent design.

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