From: Dr. Blake Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Sep 07 2003 - 12:16:34 EDT
I think I have answered your points in this e-mail in
my subsequent one. The paragraph below, however,
stands out. And it does require a brief answer, but I
think a full answer goes beyond the scope of the list:
1) First, if the view of MWH that you posit is
correct, your question is meaningless because I have
no choice but to be a chrisitan in some universe in a
deterministic multiverse. I don't believe that the
universe or some multiverse is mechanistically
deterministic (but if it was, my belief is the process
of deterministic processes and do not necessarily have
any truth value as yours do not), so I will make the
2) I am not a christian for a utilitarian purpose, I
am not a christian because I want to avoid damnation,
I am a christian due to the Grace of God and due to
the example of Jesus Christ in His life and death (and
resurrection). And that has a lot of incumbent
baggage that is in no way utilitarian or to further my
own ends, but to further God's ends.
If God were to determine that I am damned, I humbly
accept that. I am happy that you appear to be certain
in your salvation. I simply cling to God on the cross
and trust in Him, no matter what He decides as His
I categorically reject your apparent view implicitly
expressed below re why someone should be a christian.
BTW, perhaps you should read more theology.
--- Glenn Morton <email@example.com> wrote:
>If that is your view, why be a Christian? If no one
is damned for
atheism, disbelief, believing in other Gods, does God
certain people to go to hell, kind of a cosmic
theology, I see no way for atheists to be saved,
assuming they are
upon their death. If they are to be saved, then great,
no one has
to fear from the Christian God. Believe what you want.
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