Anyone familiar with Calvinism would know the delightful "P" word and "S" word which are "Predestination" and "God's Sovereignty". In Calvinism God predestines all events to occur since it would be these events that will determine who would be 'saved' and who would be Damned. God's Sovereignty in the Calvinistic sense means that God must have all the control, effectively turning Him into a control freak who has a distaste for any other being having autonomy. As a result, we have Theological Determinism, something which the Puritan Jonathan Edwards defended. Referring back to my first post, based on Calvinism, Hibiya is predestined to live or to be Saved from Damnation(Death). Hiyori is not so lucky, she's predestined for Damnation(Death). But Hibiya loves Hiyori and tries to save her but as he tries time and time and time again for decades, he fails so miserably with God mocking Him to apparently Glorify Himself. Of course, I would note that I wouldn't parallel Calvinism and Kagerou Days all together since Hibiya was able to break the cycle, by sacrificing Himself. Calvinists may perhaps argue that Hiyori represents us all, the Totally Depraved sinners who cannot save ourselves and that Hibiya, represents Jesus who take our place but how many of us must be damned for that few to be Saved? In the song, Hiyori died for I dare say, thousands of times, only for her to be saved by Hibiya after that. This would be the illustration of Limited Atonement. Without such, she would be Saved even before she got killed, as to give Salvation to all of us.
But what's even more disturbing is the fact that Hibiya was predestined by God to go through this traumatic process for decades since the Kagerou is basically 'god' in this context, mocking his futility each time he try and try to save Hiyori. The Anime omits this detail which again, the song includes. Hiyori herself, predestined to die and die a thousand times for decades under a time loop swinging back and forth between the 14th and 15th of August. Perhaps the entire Kagerou Days is akin to God showing the elect just how unconditional Salvation is and how the Saved will have Eternal Security. Hibiya was never killed throughout those decades of having to witness the Damned fall into Depravity. He cannot Save the Damned no matter how hard he tries as he is forever locked in Salvation, his beloved, Hiyori trapped in Damnation for all eternity as God is unchanging.
This isn't all however, there was a thread here showing just how Calvin viewed that God can lie to some to enhance His Glory with citations from the man himself. Well, Hibiya did die in the end and Hiyori got Saved so it seems that God was lying to Hibiya the whole time, deceiving him that he is saved from Death which is why he lives while Hiyori dies, time and time again for decades. But oddly enough, Hiyori got saved in the end, in which God was putting her through decades of pain just so that He can glorify Himself and that she sees His glory. Hibiya eventually whilst having the attributes of the Saved, was killed at long last. I mean, even many Evangelicals view former devout Christians as never being True Christians at all since the beginning, holding onto some forms of Calvinistic Predestination. When thinking about this within the context of Kagerou Days, it becomes true terror, God is simply playing with His toys which is us. God mocks us from trying to gain self automation and escape from Total Depravity. I mean the lyrics of the song did have the Kagerou mocking Hibiya time and time again. Which of course, goes on for decades.
In the end, what can be seen is that Calvinism takes away God's Love and Mercy. We are subjected to being nothing more than mere tools, for the sadistic megalomaniac God of Calvinism to do as He pleases to us. Be it placing us through pain, suffering and deceit. We are simply like Hibiya and Hiyori in the end, predestined to death or life. But with that, we could feel that we are Saved but we are in actuality not. We would be deceived only to be Damned. We may feel that we would be Damned if Calvinism is true but in the end, we may be very well Saved from Damnation. Such we see is fatalism. God must control all, we only have our own self awareness to be aware of what's going on. Our actions, desires and motivations....predetermined before the dawn of Creation itself. Such is the fatalism of Calvinism and ultimately, why it is Heresy. Calvinists can claim that we are "Semi-Pelagian" but such is the pill I would take over the poison of the Fatalistic and Pessimistic doctrine of Calvin.
Well, I'm a Calvinist I can proudly say nevertheless.....a zero point Calvinist