A better example, in my understanding, would be if two people got cancer by the usual biological method, and one believed in healing miracles, and the other did not. The Instructor might well then allow the first to experience their miracle and be healed, while the other would not get a miracle because they don’t believe it’s possible. But it still wouldn’t be God treating them differently. It would be God making real what each of them believed. Their choices of belief are different. The Instructor is behaving exactly the same way in both circumstances.
one of the ideas that really disturbs me about religion.
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But this implies that the Instructor created the usual biological method of getting cancer, with the awareness that people will die. I’m not sure why our choices are the fatal ones in that equation. They are only the choices nearest the result. This is correlation, not causality.

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