Big Buck Bunny now shipping on DVD

Big Buck Bunny
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From Wikipedia:

Big Buck Bunny is a short animated film by the Blender Institute, part of the Blender Foundation. Like the foundation’s previous film Elephants Dream, the film is made using [Blender] open source software. Work began in October, 2007 and the film was released in an April 10th, 2008 premiere in Amsterdam.

The film is the first project by the Blender foundation to be created by the Blender Institute, a division of the foundation set up specifically to facilitate the creation of open content films and games. The film is being funded by the Blender Foundation, donations from the Blender community, pre-sales of the film’s DVD and commercial sponsorship. Both the final product and production data such as animation data, characters and textures will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Why does one person choose God and not another?

The Doctrine of Predestination has been debated for many years. Monergism.com makes the argument that no one would choose Salvation except by God’s grace. Others have argued that God does not cause us to sin but merely allows it. I argue that not only can we not choose Salvation apart from an omnipotent God, but we cannot sin apart from an omnipotent God. If there is a God, he invented sin, not man. You cannot break the law if there is no law (Romans 5:13). Who gave us the desire to eat the fruit? Who hung it on the tree within our grasp? If you believe in an omnipotent, omniscient God, then you must believe that God wants you to sin. The Apostle Paul would disagree with me (Romans 6:15), but I believe that Paul would agree that God predestined all events that have happened and will happen.

The Chessmaster

My post about God’s will has generated some discussion about free will. Suppose God and I played a game of chess. He would know every move I would make before I made it. If I win the game it would be because God let me win. If I lost it would be because he didn’t let me win. The outcome of the game is and was always entirely in God’s hands. In the end would it really matter where I moved my chess pieces? In life we seem to have some choices, but there are many things we don’t choose. In the end an omnipotent God gets what he wants anyway. I can’t even choose not to play the game. Unless, just maybe, the God of Abraham doesn’t exist. But what do I know?