Guest post by billybob
In a debate between David Silverman and evangelist Frank Turek about the problem of evil, Turek stated that God is omniscient and knows all that has happened and will happen. Silverman made the point that if God knows all and the future is fixed then Adam had no choice but to follow the script and eat the apple. Adam had no choice and God had no choice but to expel Adam from Eden then send Jesus to redeem him. God is a prisoner of his omniscience.
If the past and the future are known and are fixed, what decisions could God or any of his creatures make? A divine plan that is fixed allows no changes, no need for a brain! If god is omniscient, then God is irrelevant and all events are predestined. Whether you are an atheist or a born again Christian is not your decision if there is an omniscient God.
If God is omniscient, then God is irrelevant. The only way God or humanity would need to make a decision is if God did not know the future. A non-omniscient God would not be an all powerful, maximally great being. The Christian God would be either irrelevant or not all powerful.
Starting at 3:30 in the video Turek keeps contradicting himself. Watch it if you want to see how religion can turn someone’s brain into cabbage.