1)It is a necessary condition of his omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. There is nothing, by definition, that cannot happen without his approval. Even if we have "free will" in this scenario, it matters not, because god created people who he knew, unequivocally, would "choose" to go to hell. That such a being could knowingly create conditions in which the vast majority of creations would end up experiencing the greatest torment imaginable for eternity is morally repugnant. I wouldn't wish such a thing on my worst enemy.<quoted text>
So what your saying us that you Believe that:
1. God dooms billions to torture.
2. Due to God's predestination, free will is not possible.
3. God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.
Then I would have to say that:
You believe that God does exist and yet still you choose to say he doesn't.
Do you know for sure that free will cannot exist?
That God is to be bound by your thinking?
2) Yes, that is correct. Even if he doesn't actively manipulate everything that happens, he set into motion a series of events for which he knew the outcome of down to the tiniest detail. In such a universe, it would be possible for us to feel like we have free will, but it would only be an illusion. If he knew the instant he set the universe into motion how everything would play out, while also having the ability to change it if he so wished, free will can't be possible.
3) According to the bible, and christian/catholic tradition, yes.
And no, I don't "believe god exists while also saying he doesn't." When I say he has these qualities, I am speaking hypothetically and within the confines of what the bible says about him - like, when you are talking about a book, you might say "john threw a tree" without stopping to clarify that john is a fictional character and that he did not, in fact, throw a tree.
I think that god is bound by the laws of logic. Free will cannot exist in a universe where everything is known to a supreme being, and more importantly, where he could change anything with a snap of his fingers. That takes free will out of the equation. He knows that most people will be damned to hell by the very nature of the universe he created and the creatures he populated it with, and he allows it to happen anyway. Therefore, god gives his tacit approval to the mass damnation of his creations.
That, to me, describes a being who, even if he does exist, is not worth of worship. Most human beings have a better developed set of morals than this god. Most people I know would not even seriously think of hurting someone who dealt them a minor insult, let alone consider the notion of torturing them for eternity.