Our destiny is decided. What we want doesn’t matter. Whether we follow the path of righteousness and enter heaven or follow a path of evil and find hell awaiting us after death is all predetermined. Hell, whether we choose Frosted Flakes or Lucky Charms for breakfast tomorrow morning has already been decided too. Predestination – one of the illogical pillars of Calvinism that I despise.
Calvinism is even illogical from a religious perspective. Double predestination assumes not only does God choose a few elite persons (at random?) to go to heaven, but that the rest of us poor saps are going to hell, forever, and there’s nothing we can do about it. What kind of loving creator creates something to ultimately be tortured for eternity? If we go by that logic, assuming there is no such thing as free will, then not only is God himself responsible for sin and evil, but also for our eternal damnation. Surely this can’t be the case.
I mean seriously. Does it at all seem logical for an all loving, all just, creator to build something, specifically programmed to behave a certain way – then arbitrarily choose most of them to spend the rest of time in pain and agony. When you created them to be exactly as they are! Free will seems infinity more logical and just.
The Dangers of Calvinism
The Calvinist way of thinking is a dangerous one. It’s essentially a hopeless one. Why do anything when you are doomed to hell or blessed with heaven by no actions of your own? (Although I’m sure all people who are actually Calvinist believe they are part of the elect selected by God to go to Heaven. How convenient.) If you do not feel the call of God, you are going to hell anyways, so why live? Calvinism essentially leads to an overall environment of moral nihilism.
In fact, it only makes sense that people who believe they are going to heaven are Calvinist. Is anyone a Calvinist who actually believes they are doomed to Hell? What a bunch of elitist pricks.
The Undeniable Logic of Free Will
If you are a Christian you MUST believe in free will. If not, what point was it for Jesus to die on the cross for the sins of all mankind? The fate of the people have already been decided. By the Calvinist’s logic: God decided in advance who goes to heaven or hell, then sent himself to earth to die on the cross for sinners, sinners who he had already decided were going to heaven or hell anyways. Right?
This is all Bullshit Anyways
Look folks, if we are going to start cherry picking versus from the Bible to support our way of thinking we may as well consider ourselves screwed anyways. Calvanist pull versus like “…also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will…” to demonstrate clear references to predestination.
Alright, fine. I’ll pull this one “Yet she increased her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth when she engaged in prostitution in the land of Egypt. 23:20 She lusted after their genitals – as large as those of donkeys, and their seminal emission was as strong as that of stallions. This is how you assessed the obscene conduct of your youth, when the Egyptians fondled your nipples and squeezed your young breasts.” (Ezekiel 23:19-20) The only thing I’m wondering is – are my genitals supposed to be “as large as those of donkeys” or am I missing something? Wow.
In the End
If you are religious and believe in God – use a little common sense. The Bible isn’t literal and once we understand that – Calvinism starts falling apart. If you aren’t religious – well, you know.