Reformed Theology Buddhist with a respectful yet controversial question  Calvinism

Buddhist with a respectful yet controversial question

Reformed Theology Buddhist with a respectful yet controversial question  Calvinism
Buddhist with a respectful yet controversial question

I enjoy learning about all religions, and it is my intention to share this world peacefully and respectfully with people of all religions, including Calvinists. I just had a conversation with a Presbyterian, and I was so afraid of offending them that I didn’t ask my biggest question. I regret that, so I’m going to ask it here and hope for the best.

How is predestination not evil? I am very ignorant of Christianity, so right now the only answer I can think of is that it is evil from the perspective of regular human reason, but that doesn’t matter since God is on the side of Calvinists. Even this imagined answer of mine sounds extremely evil.

I deeply apologize if this question sounds offensive or trollish. I’m not an anti-theist who loves to bash religions. However, it’s hard for me to think of a word for predestination other than, well, evil. If predestination is the most logical interpretation of the Bible, then it seems that the Christian god is pure evil from my human perspective. I’m not Christian, so the authority of the Bible has no influence on my perception of good and evil.

Can someone explain to me how this god who predetermines people to hell is not evil, other than saying all morality comes from God so nothing else matters?

EDIT: I have a side question. Do Calvinists rejoice in the suffering of the damned? It was God’s choice, so you should rejoice in the hellish suffering of others, right?

EDIT 2: If my interpretation is correct and Calvinism is evil from the perspective of human reason, you can just tell me yes. You don’t have to sugarcoat it for me.

Thank you very much for your help!

I enjoy learning about all religions, and it is my intention to share this world peacefully and respectfully with people of all religions, including Calvinists. I just had a conversation with a Presbyterian, and I was so afraid of offending them that I didn’t ask my biggest question. I regret that, so I’m going to ask it here and hope for the best.How is predestination not evil? I am very ignorant of Christianity, so right now the only answer I can think of is that it is evil from the perspective of regular human reason, but that doesn’t matter since God is on the side of Calvinists. Even this imagined answer of mine sounds extremely evil.I deeply apologize if this question sounds offensive or trollish. I’m not an anti-theist who loves to bash religions. However, it’s hard for me to think of a word for predestination other than, well, evil. If predestination is the most logical interpretation of the Bible, then it seems that the Christian god is pure evil from my human perspective. I’m not Christian, so the authority of the Bible has no influence on my perception of good and evil.Can someone explain to me how this god who predetermines people to hell is not evil, other than saying all morality comes from God so nothing else matters?EDIT: I have a side question. Do Calvinists rejoice in the suffering of the damned? It was God’s choice, so you should rejoice in the hellish suffering of others, right?EDIT 2: If my interpretation is correct and Calvinism is evil from the perspective of human reason, you can just tell me yes. You don’t have to sugarcoat it for me.Thank you very much for your help!
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