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You are aware that some religious people make it a point to learn about other faiths, right? I might be a Christian, but I've done plenty of yoga, been to a Sihk temple, studied dead religions, etc. I've even looked at Atheism, which seems rather dull and short-sighted.An all powerful deity fixing everything involves the loss of free will. Who here is in favor of never making any decision ever again? According to the Christian model, the universe WAS made perfect, and mankind was given a choice. You can see how that turned out. Hence the existence of heaven. "But ThacoBell!" you say, "wouldn't a perfect afterlife mean that one cannot make a choice of morality for themselves?" Well, technically, yes. Does that sound good to you? That's why this world still exists. Do you want to worship a creator being for all eternity? That's why we have this life. To choose.Yeah, it's a nice story. I appreciate the fiction. Of course, it's just one personal saviour god cult among many. You believe this because that's how you were raised. Were you Indian you would probably have a different religion.
I mean, this is amazing. An omniscient creator made everything perfect and STILL said that we should be able to have free will and make choices for ourselves. The problem is that perfection is a sterile environment, once imperfection was introduced, it spread like a sickness, infecting everything. Thus all choice was once again robbed from us. But in a supreme act of love, this creator being made himself human and willingly experienced death to pay the price for OUR choice. Even more amazing, this creator didn't just say "okay, your debt is paid, now you are all forced to worship me and follow my rules". No, no this incredible being experienced pain and death to give CHOICE back to us. There was no contract made, no promise of worship. Simply "I experienced death so you can have the CHOICE to follow me if you wish." That is some crazy compassion.