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    #1

    than God intended

    Are these sentences both correct:

    1) He will be better than God intended him to be.

    2) He will be better than God intended.


    I think they are both grammatical. '2' is shorter, but '1' sounds more natural to me. It is clearer.

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    Re: than God intended

    Yes, they're grammatically correct, although without some more context I'm not exactly sure what they're supposed to mean.
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    #3

    Re: than God intended

    I am not sure how theologically sound they are.

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    #4

    Re: than God intended

    Perhaps he's being tempted to consort with the devil, and this is a promise.

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    Re: than God intended

    Thank you all very much,

    He will have his genes replaced with better ones and will have microchips placed in his brain and... One could say he will be some kind of new Frankenstein...

    In a manner of speaking, he will be better than God intended him to be. One could take 'God' to mean 'nature'.

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    #6

    Re: than God intended

    I think he will be better than he was born to be.
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    #7

    Re: than God intended

    Possibly, but that's not the same message.

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    Re: than God intended

    That sounds more like an improvement on God's work/handiwork than his intentions to me. After all, if God is omniscient, wouldn't he know that the chip would be implanted? If you want to restrict the meaning to nature, I would take God out of the sentence.

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    Re: than God intended

    Thank you all very much.

    You are right Tdol. The whole idea was a bit off.

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    Re: than God intended

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    The whole idea was a bit off.
    Non-believer scientists like Einstein and Hawkins have used the God analogy, so you're in good company.

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