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Janelle

Well done, Lance.

Ken Muldrew

"he knew that somebody very much like us would come along and he was more than prepared to love that somebody now matter how exactly he or she turned out."

Catholics reject the notion of an omniscient god? I must say that this comes as a bit of a surprise.

Lance Mannion

Ken, what the Church teaches and what I learned from the nuns and Mr Schick aren't always the same things. But the question of God's omniscience and the Catholic belief in free will have always been at odds. Theologians tie themselves up into knots trying to reconcile the two ideas and for a while after Vatican II the Church actively encouraged more open debate. I was in grade school before John Paul II came along and brought the hammer down on theologians like Hans Kung. I don't know what's being taught in schools nowdays. But Catholics are allowed to accept evolution, so the notion that God isn't actively involved in every little detail of his creation is there for any Catholics who want to think about it.

actor212

Personally, I'm confused about why athletes at all levels feel the need to thank or praise God for their achievements.

Any God who micromanages that closely so as to make sure a baton is passed correctly is no God I want anywhere near my life. And is she suggesting God hates the other teams? Then why would God make them in the first place?

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