Why would God create a soul he knows will go to Hell?
(02-18-2010, 12:13 PM)QuisUtDeus Wrote: The next question as to why He doesn't make a soul and ask it if it wants to be incarnate goes back to the first one - what does He do with a soul that doesn't want to go?  Well, He won't make it non-existent (see above).  So, it could go to a waiting room, but then He's creating souls outside of the contract.  Also, the Church condemned the notion of the pre-existence of souls.  You also have the problem that the soul doesn't have the experience to decide using informed reason if it should go or not.

The pre-existence of souls was condemned at the Second Council of Constantinople along with broader "Origenism," but I am unclear whether it applies to only the Platonic notion of the soul as eternally pre-existent and essentially uncreated, or to all pre-existence; that is, the soul could not have been created at a prior time and infused in the womb (as is found in Jewish oral teaching).

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Re: Why would God create a soul he knows will go to Hell? - by Cyriacus - 02-22-2010, 12:42 AM

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