Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thoughts: Does Free Will Exist? (Part 2)

There are some interesting facts about this abstract argument (does free will exist?) that I didn't cover in my previous post about the topic. Just some quick points:

  1. We are not free to choose where we are born, in what socioeconomic status, our race, our gender, etc.
  2. We are not free to choose whether to be born or not.

Both are very true. But, presupposing the existence of a Creator (for argument's sake), both can be addressed (although not fully satisfied, in my opinion) by the fact that we are free to kill ourselves if we are not happy. The problem is, though, that some of us have more reasons to kill themselves than others. One could also argue that there is upward mobility in life or that God is benevolent and helps us achieve our goals if we are deserving or ask for forgiveness. I don't know. I'll let you know if that's true.

It seems like an impossible question to answer.

Just some thoughts.

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