Hitler's choice and free will- the god who wasn't there
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07-03-2015, 07:46 AM
Hitler's choice and free will- the god who wasn't there
There are some moments in history that are so dramatic that they serve to clarify the paucity of a given apologetic, one of those moments is within Hitler's childhood. This may be an urban legend, it doesn't really matter as there could have been something like this in Hitler's life. When young Adolf Hitler applied for entry to the Fine Arts Academy he was rejected twice, this was a historical fact, it has been said that a person of Jewish descent was one of those that was chosen over him, thus denying him entry into the academy. According to this story, it was asserted that this sparked his anti-semitic fervor that would metastasize into something that ultimately produced the holocaust.

Let's examine this event in light of the apologetic of human choice being the reason given for human suffering.

At this decision point in life, the only thing god had to do was simply change the mind of one individual and it would prevent the deaths and suffering of millions! An apologist attempt to hand-wave this horrific result away would say that god won't interfere with human choice, as this is somehow a good thing?

Life never is as simple as this though, it's really not even a reasonable thing to assert that Hitler's choice would have been taken away from him, what this instance demonstrates is that god apparently won't even offer a gentle nudge to someone for them to make a better decision at the cost of millions of lives. I made this graphic of Hitler's choices at this point in life:

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There are a number of better choices he could've made, simply being more persistent and not giving up or getting useful job skills in another area would've been an infinitely better decision, still giving young Adolf a host of options to choose from, yet god wouldn't even do that.

God simply wasn't there, even when it would've been an absolutely trivial thing to change this catastrophic chain of events that eventually led to WW2 and the virtual extermination of his chosen people -HE WASN'T THERE!

Gods derive their power from post-hoc rationalizations. -The Inquisition

Using the supernatural to explain events in your life is a failure of the intellect to comprehend the world around you. -The Inquisition
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