Romans 9:20-21 NIV says that: "But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?"
This basically means that because God made us, we are his property. If I decide to dig a hole in my backyard, for some reason or another, and this doesn't affect anyone else, what right does someone else have to say whether I can or can't. Also, if the ground were sentient, what right would it have to object as it belongs to me? To further this out, when Stephen Fry said, "(B)one cancer in children? What’s that about? How dare you? How dare you create a world to which there is such misery that is not our fault. It’s not right, it’s utterly, utterly evil." Well, the children are his property, he can as he wishes as they belong to him, he made them.
I want his debate to be about the idea of whether God can do as he wishes to his private property, not whether he actually did make creation.
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