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Discussion 3 to Talk Back 51
We will probably never agree

by Julie DiMauro

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Anthony DeLucchi wrote:

"How can we be so diverse, why can there be those who believe so utterly and then those who cannot even care to wonder?"

Is that a rhetorical question, or are you genuinely asking? Some of your Christian counterparts would say that it's possible through the wonderful free will that your God has bestowed upon humanity. Others might reply that the ability to have differing opinions keeps us from being automatons.

You're right, we will probably never agree, Mr. DeLucchi. I think that you and some of your Christian counterparts might not ever agree either, as you seem to suggest that free will in the matter of worshipping God is nonexistent. Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by not having a choice. If choosing to worship God and then, theoretically, getting into Heaven, is not a reward-based choice, I guess I'm not sure what is.

"Sounds boring hey?"

Well, no, I don't think "boring" is the word for a choice-free world. I think maybe "fascist" would fit the bill a little better.

"I am not articulate enough to colour in the words so you can feel the picture and want to experience the adventure of God."

That's no fault of yours, Mr. DeLucchi. I think there are very few people articulate enough to fool me into wanting to experience the "adventure of God."

Best wishes to you, Mr. DeLucchi.

Julie