Originally posted by whodey
If you were God, how would you run things? Would you punish evil doers or would you turn a blind eye? If you did punish evil doers, how would you punish them? Would you erradicate free will? Who would go to heaven and who would go to hell? Would there even be a hearven or hell?
That would probably depend on what super powers I had available.
I think I would certainly cut down on suffering.
I would probably prevent evil doers from doing evil rather than going for the punishment route. I find punishment the reactive way of solving something, I prefer proactive methods. For example, with children, punishment is a sign of failure on the parents part. I am not saying I never punish my son, but I am not omniscient nor a perfect parent.
There wouldn't be a heaven or hell. If heaven is the perfect place to be, then everyone would start off there and stay there. If hell is a horrible place to be, then I wouldn't put anyone there.