Earth is the test environment.
And how would we opt out? Would God create us and say, “Do you want to keep existing and agree to these rules?” But then if we said no…“we” wouldn’t non-exist, because non-existance is not an action and there would be no “we” to do it.
God can do anything. The mechanism to non-exist could be used for it, unless, perish the thought, impossibility comes into the scene and we finally have an explaination why no one can be destroyed.
And so also…how do you know God doesn’t ask us?
But we don’t believe God needs our agreement for anything…it’s well within his rights to give and take as he pleases…and if he wants to make us run in a race where the prize is salvation from eternal suffering…he very well may, even if we don’t agree.
What gives him that right, His omni-power? Because he says so? What makes that valid?
…might as well kill oneself now and go to hell. Of course, no one can be sure where they’re going until they do, many things can change over time, so I don’t really advocate suicide or despair for anyone, obviously.
If destination is found out at the last minute and at any minute the situation could be this dire, how would you feel about a status check system of sorts. At one minute a guy could be in a state of grace or in a perilous situation and he could find out. Maybe a minimal red,green,yellow warning system would be appropriate? If we are so indispensable why not.?
No, we won’t. We may have cyborgs that are very smart and, based on a cognition that replicates the human brain, they may simulate perfectly the material behaviour we associate with self-awareness. But they wont have souls, won’t have rational spirits, and so wont really be conscious. They wont experience qualia. They’ll just be p-zombies.
But they will go to non-existance eventually. So they have one option we don’t…even.
But that remains to be seen if we can be as detached and cold, and the moment we are ready to turn off the switch will be a test, especially after years of service to the family and first names and nicknames of fondness are shared, and memories of infants receiving love from them will register with us. They will cry and understand sorrow and understand what will happen to them and they will experience terror. Will we take out our clipboard to nonchalantly note the effects, or would we be moved by his/it’s reaction?
Perhaps the scene we are playing out now between man and God will be duplicated between us and them as well, and they may venture that reasonable logical question, “why did you not give me the choice not to exist rather than allowing me to suffer this fate”.