[quote=SocaliCatholic]This typical show of pride and ignorance is one of the reasons why I left this forum, and this will probably be my last post.
Your apparent igorance doesn’t understand the depth of my question so you respond with this diatribe.
Before I became Catholic last year, I was full of life and happy, now everything has become dim, dark, and a deluge of igorance of people on this forum and at Church who attempt to belittle people of differing beliefs and honest inquiry.
No insult was intended, but the ex-cop in me came through. It sounded terribly like. “This game isn’t fair, I’m taking my toys and going home.” My problem with questions like that is that don’t seem genuine - they seem like someone trying to trump someone else or somewhat immature. Again, no insult was intended.
If the question was intended for true introspection, then my obvious response would be another question. You ask: "Why would God create someone who does not want to be created?"
I have two responses.
1.) If you beleive in God, then “Where does your questioning God come from?” As a beleiver you would need to understand that life/creation is a gift and that there is responsibility in accepting things as they are. Your goal in life is to question with regards to understanding God’s gifts of salvation to us. Creation/life is necessary for that salvation. God created you because you have to live that life in a responsible manner.
2.) If you are not a beleiver then it becomes a different spin on the same concept. Do you think that your ability to question why you were created is an example or expression of your free will? Do you beleive that freewill has an origin? How can you not want to be created? The simple fact that you have the ability to express your doubts, animosities, and misgivings is proof that you wish to be created. You cannot (argue if you like, but it’s true) wish to not be created unless you have the desire to think/wish for something unless you have the desire to think/wish for something. You cannot do this unless you had the desire to create thought - i.e. you have to WANT to be created in order to do this. At this point your original question becomes irrelevant.
My last point is in regards to the intent of your origianl question - i.e. the desire to be NOT created seems extremely self-destructive. Why?