Allow evil or eliminate choice?

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    I was thinking about good and evil and personal choice and I thought it would be an interesting question to ask you if you would give up your freedom to choose if it meant evil no longer existed?
     
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    That is not what caused evil. Adam and Eve disobeying God caused sin and evil. It is a moot question as once the Lord takes over there will be no more evil, Satan will be eliminated , Judgement day will occur and the earth will be a paradise with no more sickness or disease.
     
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    i'm having a tough time envisioning a world without evil that required someone to give up their free will.
     
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    Free will and evil, or no free will and no evil.

    I believe the lack of free will would be the ultimate evil.
     
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    will there be any liberals?


    or in your dream paradise will your god eliminate them, too?
     
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    Kind of off the topic, but ill answer:

    No. There won't be liberals. There won't be conservatives. There wont be any sort of groupings because we will all be one in Christ.
     
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    What then would be the point?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-vkSO6mS9E]YouTube - V for Vendetta - Sympathy for the Devil[/ame]
     
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    so let me get this straight. you want to consider what G-d did not and take away man's free will?

    *shakes head*
     
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    Why not ? We have less free will now than we have ever had and God didn't do it.
     
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    No. I want you to consider what a gift free agency is specifically because we do have a choice between good and evil. If you had no agency, there could be no evil because you couldn't make that choice. But would you really go to that extent to eliminate evil?

    I wouldn't. Id rather have the freedom to choose. Even if it means some people choice evil.

    But I've noticed that a number of people are somehow angry at God for allowing evil to exist. It makes no sense when He has given us the freedom to choose, why we can be upset about that.
     

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