When future desires and past beliefs are incongruent, desire usually wins out

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You have to give it to the bible, for providing a clear example of this. Judges 1:19 reads:

“The LORD was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had chariots fitted with iron.”

Omnipotence isn’t what it used to be.



It is almost as if belief and desire alike are both forms of compulsive attachment.

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I knew a person who strongly believed it was wrong to have premarital sex. Then she found a very special guy, and she prayed on it, and God told her it was okay to have premarital sex after all. Is this like the phenomenon they’re describing?


Is God an elf (in the traditional and Pratchett sense)?

That would explain a lot.

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