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Posted by Mario Dovalina on November 3, 2004 02:15:47 UTC

"I have had more fun without getting high.
There is no feeling like having a clear conscience and having friends around you that like you for who you are and not what they get from you.
The roller-coaster ride is not reality, it is a fake existence that canít last and deep down I always know it.
Perhaps my idea of fun loving is different then yours."

Look, whether I used an analogy of a roller-coaster, or God having a blast with his book club or band camp, the validity of the analogy remains regardless of your view on how "moral" of a person I am. I consider myself moral, so do my friends and family, please don't preach at me.

"God will not prevent someone from being created simply because they will not do what He wishes."

The argument is, we are not purely creatures of free will. Our free agency, even if a soul exists, is marred by the chemistry of our brain. If God created our souls and bodies, he is responsible for our genetic dispositions that statistically affect us and are beyond our direct control. If you were born a schizophrenic with psychopathic impulses, it seems to me he is not murdering through a conscious choice, an act of free will, but rather just playing out the hand that was dealt to him, at least to a certain extent. Between this and issues such as choosing to be Christian exists only a matter of degree.

"The penalty had to be paid for."

Here's a question: why?

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