As I pointed out in a previous post, we cannot just "do what we want", our options are actually extremely limited, given all the hypothetical possibilities.
It is also hypothetically possible for a creator to not be omnipotent. His only power could be to create, as in a once-off kind of thing. I'm not sure you realise what omnipotence entails...
If the choice you end up making is known by an omniscient being, then it means there can only be 1 outcome. It's the illusion of choice, as you think you have many possible choices, but in reality only 1 answer is correct. You are effectively "not allowed" to choose the outcome that is not known.Originally Posted by eshwar
Oh, and be sure to ask those 180 christians killed by Boko Haram in Nigeria how things "just worked out" for them.
"If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl."
From my understanding there is a Supreme Creator responsible for the creating the cosmos and keeping harmony.
To answer your questions:
1) Spiritual evolution means the more you evolve, the more you understand and learn about the Creator and your place in the universe.
2) Through my understanding of what has been taught through the ages and my experience of it.
3) Read point 2
4) Existence is a collective experience of all things alive. You begin to see patterns and how things work. From those things you draw conclusions.
They've discovered that the universe is holographic, they've recently discovered you can heal yourself through your thoughts. They're getting there albeit at snails pace.
Things which the non matter universe have been revealing for ages.
What a crock!
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You will have to expand on that, please.They've discovered that the universe is holographic,
This is not new, this has been common knowledge for just about as long as we've had medical science. It's obviously fairly limited though, we can't regrow lost limbs or anything. In any case, what does this have to do with spirituality?they've recently discovered you can heal yourself through your thoughts.
Again, getting where? You are inventing parts of reality, and then confidently asserting that science will get there eventually, but you've no reason whatsoever to presuppose these aspects of the universe in the first place.They're getting there albeit at snails pace.
The non-matter universe? What on earth is that? If it's non-matter, how are we meant to detect, interact, or experience it?Things which the non matter universe have been revealing for ages.
SEF: 10 questions to put to your spiritual studies:
Just slightly off topic, who here has read the Bhagavad Gita?
David Icke couldn't make up the **** in this thread...
Never mind the incompatibility of omniscience and free will. The fact that I was forced into having free will is a paradox in itself. If I were given the choice at the outset, I would've opted out of this silly idea, and sidestepped all the pesky landmines obstructing my path to everlasting bliss.
There is no such thing as free will. There is the illusion of free will. Fact is everyone is forced to make a choice by the circumstances they find themselves in.
It is our very own desires which limit our free will and force us into a direction. We think because we chose the easy way we had free will to do so? Even people who supposedly take the hard choice, have taken a decision based on a thought process to determine the best choice for them. They just assessed the risks differently and maybe even got lucky.
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