Yesterday I posted an article posing the question: “If the God of Calvinism exists, would you worship him?” My answer is, yes, of course! Why? Because within Calvinism (as within Christian orthodoxy generally) God is understood to be morally perfect, and it is right and proper to worship a morally perfect being.
Of course, I presently have strong moral and rational intuitions that Calvinism is not true. But if the God of Calvinism does exist, then those moral and rational intuitions would be errant. Since I value truth more than my current beliefs, if I have errant moral and rational intuitions about the divine nature, I would want to know about it.
So I am a bit disappointed by the number of people who have responded “no” to my question.
Be that as it may, at present I am not a Calvinist. Nor, for that matter, am I a proponent of the doctrine of hell as consisting of eternal conscious torment, i.e. the everlasting physical and mental torture of the reprobate. The blog “Unfundamentalist Christians” just posted a rewrite of an article I wrote a couple years ago called “Could you be so holy that you wouldn’t be sad when your children go to hell?” Check it out and join the conversation!