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by waxberry4@gmail.com
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 200
Views: 5529

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

If someone believes there is a God, then he/she is compelled to obey in fear of punishment. Not at all. It's not automatic that if a person believes in God, he or she is going to think "punishment" instantly. Why would that follow? One would also have to have some apprehension of one's own sin, and...
by waxberry4@gmail.com
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 200
Views: 5529

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

God determines everything that has happened or will ever happen. So that men could choose to obey God, or not as the case may be, God gave men Free Will by special dispensation so that men apart from all other created things could choose to obey God and not have to act from necessity like plants an...
by waxberry4@gmail.com
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: argument against free will
Replies: 37
Views: 2029

Re: argument against free will

It is uncaused meaning that it is not related to options. You are making the decision since you are a free agent. An uncaused decision is not free; it's random. A genuinely free agent must be self-caused, which according to Spinoza, can only be God. Random? You know that wanted it. I think you're c...
by waxberry4@gmail.com
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: argument against free will
Replies: 37
Views: 2029

Re: argument against free will

I have an argument in favor of free will: A Thought precedes the related act. This means that the thought and the act cannot coexist at the same point therefore there exist a point between them, mute point or decision point, at which one neither think nor act. The point is mute therefore it cannot ...
by waxberry4@gmail.com
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: argument against free will
Replies: 37
Views: 2029

Re: argument against free will

I have an argument in favor of free will: A Thought precedes the related act. This means that the thought and the act cannot coexist at the same point therefore there exist a point between them, mute point or decision point, at which one neither think nor act. The point is mute therefore it cannot ...