Monday, 18 March 2013

Free will, the torturer and the tortured

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If free will is real - as it is - then the extreme torturer (and nobody and nothing else) really is responsible for his choice to inflict torment.

But who is responsible for the mind-destroying agony of the torturer's victim?

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Whose will or choice is it that such a degree of suffering can be experienced, and is experienced?

Does the pain of a torture victim matter? Is it insignificant in 'the larger scheme of things'? Or a means to a greater end?...

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What kind of Father could ever will the experience of torture upon any of his children for any reason?

Not a loving Father.

Ergo it is not His choice, or will; it happens (here, now) because He cannot (not will not) always stop it happening (not here, not now).

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But He can and does always heal its consequences (in Time).

That is the best He can do; and He does it.  

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