Saturday, March 30, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Double Merle Predestination

Of Calvin's many distortions, his most famous was the ridiculous, and fairly Gnostic, idea of "double predestination". That God picked from the beginning the saved and the damned, and that nothing a person did could change their eternal outcome . . . .basically saying our earthly life is meaningless.

Naturally, this idea goes against that of a loving or merciful God.

But is the reality any more evidence of a loving God?

I was thinking of a terrible practice in dog breeding, specifically that of creating Double Merles. This double merle gene breeding can create absolutely beautiful dogs, with the majority of a litter sadly also born blind or deaf or worse (often they are just merely destroyed).

This vile practice of creating a litter in the hopes of keeping one or two reminds me a little too much of how we were made. That God in His infinite intellect decided that it was worth it to Him to create a species that He would inevitably have to destroy, or damn, much of . . . .that He couldn't come up with a better plan and decided to proceed anyway is to me as vulgar as the double merle breeding.

While I am not God, I must say if I had the choice to create a race knowing I would haver to destroy some, vs just not, I would have chosen the latter.