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Monday, March 24, 2014

Thunder Dragon Floater

Last Wednesday, I got the privilege of floating on to group 1 and 2. My time with group 1 was extremely interesting. We discussed God and his omnipotence along with His knowledge of whether or not someone will go to Heaven or Hell. The discussion was respectful, but with many different views. Dr. Oliver came with a question to consider, "Does and innocent, peaceful child that may fit in the palm of one's hand deserve hell?" It was something along the lines of that. And it is a question to consider when weighing God's justice to His grace.

Personally, I believe in God's omnipotence over everything. Only, our minds know choices. But outside of our minds, that's when God knows every decision we're making. Every decision we make is predetermined, we just view them all has choices every waking moment.

On to the readings... I don't know if I can agree with Berkeley or Locke. Their ideas that things don't really exist seem absurd to me. If I see an elephant, I think it's a real elephant. It exists, even when no one or nothing is around it to see that it exists. All things we see are material.

FQ: Who thought that humans perceive the world directly? Locke or Berkeley? (answer: Berkeley)
DQ: When a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Or does a tree really exist when there's no one around?
Link: If a tree falls...https://blog.oup.com/2011/02/quantum/

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