META: The problem of "Good vs. Evil"
martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 19 15:48:14 PST 2008
On Feb 19, 10:53 pm, Tom Russell <milos_par... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Feb 19, 6:07 am, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > On Feb 19, 3:29 pm, Tom Russell <milos_par... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > On Feb 19, 2:12 am, Jamas Enright <t... at eyrie.org> wrote:
> > > > (cf. God has a plan for us that none of us can fathom, nor presumedly
> > > > change.)
> > > Calvinism. Feh.
> > > > Bah, "free will", don't buy it. Illusion thereof, yes, but actual?... no.
> > > Hold on a second there. Are you saying that human beings are actually
> > > incapable of making decisions and controlling their motor functions?
> > > That we're unable to choose the words that come out of our mouths?
> > > Because that's what you're saying if you reject the concept of free
> > > will.
> > Look at it this way. Suppose, hypothetically, you had a really bad
> > day: your political ambitions weren't going as well as you hoped and,
> > to top it off, you got fired. Now, suppose you go online and read
> > somebody's story and work out your frustrations by posting a scathing
> > review.
> Yeah, that's completely and exactly _not_ the case, Martin
So you say.
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