Does God use a full disclosure policy or does he hide information?

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  1. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    Knowing someone has made a specific choice can only come after it's been made, yes. That's a matter of physics although those espousing gods and the supernatural often make claim to knowing the future in advance.

    One certainly can say if accepting the theist claim to 'free will'. The reality would be that they can either freely choose to eat the fruit or freely choose not to. A claim that their free choice requires an external determinant, (the snake), is to deny the very free will it demands exists.
     
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  3. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    At the very least, you seem to be aware what a stepfordian wife has on offer ..




    You've read Niscala's posts on chakra I take it?

    How does that follow, when not even varnasrama is decreed as being necessary to go back to godhead?

    Not even BG 9.32 gives a stepfordian slant .... but even if despite all this you are not convinced, then you have two options.

    Don't get married or marry someone you can argue with (its the common experience of most married people, devotee or not, to wind up with that option anyway)
    :shrug:
     
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  5. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    No.


    According to SB 4.9.11, one has to be a member of ISKCON. Without that, there is nothing one could do in terms of KC.

    Of course, being a member there is ... reserved for the elect few, to say the least.
     
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  7. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    No, I'm not saying that.
    It is just that what seems to be like a "proper spiritual path" seems to require from me to become a kind of robot.
     
  8. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    needless to say , they don't come across as stepfordian




    Its not so much about official membership but devotee association ... and even then, its not that there is nothing one can do in KC, in the absence of it
     
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  9. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    That is what you say, and other devotees say differently.
    It is those others that I have to deal with, here. You don't come to my defense.
     
  10. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

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    that is where i disagree with religion.
    the proper spiritual path will not pidgeonhole you into a predefined state of being.IOW the proper spiritual path will make use of your individuality.
    another way to think of it is;if everyone act/thought alike then we would stagnate as a species,there would be no growth,no choice.
     
  11. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Greatest I am,

    What a strange question?
    But no, God doesn't HIDE information.

    You mean like "don't drink the rat poison it will give you a dicky tummy"?
    Nah, I think that is more the responsibility of parents, guardians, and such.

    Then upon "sinning" the "sinner" will become aware of the consequences, and will not act like that again (if they have even basic level of intelligence).

    The real question is; why are we here in the first place.
    Oh! and, what happens at the death of this body?

    The laws put forward by man are different to the laws governed by truth.

    Why would God place fines for speeding?
    I think you need to make a more appropriate scenario.

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    Why don't you give examples which are more suited to God?

    Really?
    Ignore everything I've said then.

    Oh good, something that is in relation to the thread.

    Let's get some proper examples before we go diving in shall we?

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    Regards
    jan.
     
  12. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    Steps beyond assumption are steps as far beyond as the first misstep of presumption.
     
  13. Greatest I am Valued Senior Member

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    In reality, can anyone not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?
    I think not. So to say we can exercise free will and not eat of knowledge is as unworkable as saying we will exercise our free will to not breath.

    Can this baby chose not to recognize good and evil?

    http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/l...ts-morality-100511/20100511/?hub=EdmontonHome

    Regards
    DL
     
  14. Greatest I am Valued Senior Member

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    He informed A & E of the one consequence of eating of the tree of knowledge. You shall die.

    None of the other consequences positive or negative that he imposed.

    Was that not hiding information?

    The talking snake was more forthcoming than God in this case.

    Regards
    DL
     
  15. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

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    yet they did not die..they were kicked out.

    is it considered 'hiding' information if he knew we wouldn't understand it?
    or worse ,we would misinterpret what was said and totally corrupt it(withheld cause he knows how it would be corrupted.)
     
  16. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    Presuming that such tree exists and is found - certainly. If not, no.

    Apologies, I don't get precisely what you are saying. (Also worth noting that ultimately I see 'free will' as an illusion hence I don't put any stock in it at all).

    Assuming that 'free will' exists, (which by very definition negates external determinants), then Adam and Eve would be free to either eat the fruit from this tree that resided in the middle of the garden or free not to.

    Of course free will doesn't work in reality and even if it did there are certain things a loving entity could do to lower the chances/ ensure the safety of his loved ones. In this instance, removing the snake is part of such entities responsibility - we would never admire or condone it if a human did it and I have yet to hear any valid justification for a god allowing his presence. Secondly, this god could have made the fruit rotten looking - with mould and maggots. That might have been enough to ensure they did not eat it. Neither of these - in the theist world - negate 'free will', (they could still freely choose to eat it even if it was maggot infested and rotten).

    The A&E story is of course utterly ridiculous - even as fiction, but without it being factual, christianity falls apart and Jesus' supposed existence is left without sufficient explanation.
     
  17. Greatest I am Valued Senior Member

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    We probably will agree on most religious topics. That aside.

    Pertaining to that clip I gave you and humans.

    Can we not eat of good and evil. Even that baby is making choices/eating as to good and evil. We, as far as I can see, cannot help but eat of knowledge of good and evil. It is hardwired in us it seems.

    Regards
    DL
     
  18. birch Valued Senior Member

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    i don't think the question makes much sense but i've noticed that most people always define a god in the most positive. it's understandable on one level but it seems like wishful thinking more than anything else.

    if they believe it is the creator of the universe, everything in it and believe it's benevolent, moral, good and positive; then it indicates to me they are not in touch with reality.

    if god is defined as the creator of the universe as well as everything in it and the laws, then what would be most true to the core of this being would be to look at the base of life, not at it's most evolutionized or primped up form.

    life is very hostile and it's extremely malevolent at the root of it. the root and power of predatorial nature is a blatant testimony to it as well. though it's difficult to swallow, that is the most honest evaluation of what it really is if it was an entity.
     
  19. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Greatest I am,




    I doubt very much that we're talking about an actual tree, or fruit. And I doubt very much we're talking about their indiviual deaths occuring upon eating this fruit.
    The source for my doubt is the original hebrew text. I suggest if you're really interested in answering this question, you find out the original hebrew definiitions.

    The common understanding, of which you are refering to, is totally inconsistent, and, full of holes.

    jan.
     
  20. Greatest I am Valued Senior Member

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    If you had not put in that last "if it was an entity." I was just about ready to chastise you for your human trait of "it's extremely malevolent".

    As is, what comes to mind is this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx7irFN2gdI

    Regards
    DL
     
  21. Greatest I am Valued Senior Member

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    Well, the Jews saw Eden as mans elevation and not his fall so there is not much point in my trying to correct those that are already showing themselves to be brighter than the stupid Christians who take scriptures literally and have bought into the corrupted dogma of a fall.

    At best, Bible God is one insane and immoral parent. If he had a father himself, that father would be ashamed.

    Regards
    DL
     
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  22. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    So you're really poing a question (OP)?

    I think information is not hidden by God, but by our own selves, and your response appears to prove that point.

    Remember, you don't have to believe in God in order understand the scriptures as they're supposed to be understood.

    jan.
     
  23. birch Valued Senior Member

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    it is very easy to figure this one out. if one believes that there is a creator of the universe as well as the laws which produce life and every function, then the conclusion is that this creator must be malevolent. one need only observe the function of nature, it is predatorial at root. everything else is excuses. case-closed. the problem with most theists is they are not critical thinkers. under the belief aforementioned premise, that is the only conclusion. it is not your "friend", it feeds off and we maintain as best as possible under this system. their belief also hints to an immoral value system where they will overlook and excuse anything the supposed creator does. it is also revealed in how they blindly follow it just because it is 'god' as well as typical sheeple who would do anything that this 'god' ordered them to do if it existed.

    even theists and fundamental religions recognize this duality with the concepts of heaven, hell, god and satan. the difference is they liken god to have power over evil probably because it is a scary and heartbreaking thought otherwise which is understandable. if they really believed that god was a creator of a wonderful universe, they would not look forward to an afterlife of heaven nor would they have a concept of hell nor the evil so exhibited as well as part/parcel in humans and nature.

    if the premise were different, then possibly another hypothesis. for instance, just by the fact that predation and evil nature has general power over what we would call good, as well as what is good is at the mercy or the prey, as well as the fact life does not know why it's here (existential angst) and where it came from nor does it have a choice could indicate a clash between two forms of life systems or lifeforms which produced the duality. in that vein, we could liken some "part" of our existence to being swallowed up finding ourselves a part of the structure of this universe possibly at the start of the big bang whereby the structure was produced by virtue of the laws in play and how they manifested here.
     
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