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by henry quirk
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

HTD

"can't it be the case that you not choosing to eat the spinach is because of your predisposition too?" Oh, I'm absolutely predisposed to hate spinach. I've had no bad experiences with the stuff to color my view (except for tryin' it voluntarily). As I see it: spinach is garbage food. But: my predisp...
by henry quirk
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

“In reality there is no you aware of you.“

I disagree.
by henry quirk
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 39
Views: 637

It bears repeatin’: “Black faces don't go down too well in Southern courts.

Yeah, I live and work in South Louisiana. I self-employ as a civil/criminal researcher. in the course of a month, I make the rounds through eight different parish courthouses. I’m a regular viewer of civil and criminal proceedings, large and small. I tell you plainly: black folks aren’t treated any...
by henry quirk
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

Re: “you cannot will as you will”

“So, being able to not act in accordance with your desires is evidence for free will in your opinion. I get where you're coming from.” Well, that not what I said at all. The spinach choosing was an example, not a definition. and the example was about ignoring, by choice, predisposition (which isn’t ...
by henry quirk
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 39
Views: 637

“Black faces don't go down too well in Southern courts.

Yeah, I live and work in South Louisiana. I self-employ as a civil/criminal researcher. in the course of a month, I make the rounds through eight different parish courthouses. I’m a regular viewer of civil and criminal proceedings, large and small. I tell you plainly: black folks aren’t treated any ...
by henry quirk
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

“you cannot will as you will”

No, I can’t choose to like spinach (I don’t: it’s foul), but I can choose to eat it anyway (for whatever reason I cobble together for myself).

That’s agency (free will [agent causation]).
by henry quirk
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

Re: Free Will

HereToDiscuss wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:08 am
Sculptor wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:20 am
He is utterly determined to argue for free will
Yes, you are-albeit whetever you will change your opinion or not is unknown. And..?
Sculptor: HA! That’s funny...you won your freedom from the penalty box with that.

HTD: huh?
by henry quirk
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

“Life is a dream full stop”

No, it’s not, period
by henry quirk
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

DAM

“The idea of a 'you' that chooses is only apparent within the dream of separation within the realm of duality, aka knowledge.” I got no clue what all that means. # “In reality a choice is made before you've become aware a choice has been made,as life is one unitary action.” No, that’s wrong. # “No o...
by henry quirk
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

HTD

“But your method of assessing and concluding will be different because of the environment, not to mention the assumptions themselves.“ Sure. As I say: environment influences. There’s literally a whole universe of influences, but it’s all on me how I resist, circumvent, submit to, or take advantage o...
by henry quirk
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

HTD

“But your "choosing" is actually a result of cognitive proccesses that are decided by the environment.” No, my choosing is what I do, based on my assessing and concluding; ‘I’ deliberate (de-liberate). # “Your desires and outlook on life is decided by the environment and genetics” Environment influe...
by henry quirk
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 39
Views: 637

Re: Sculptor

“Don't worry about Sculptor , Henry, he's a suburban socialist who's got two left testicles and the kind of narrow political world-view that would be better suited to life in Cambodia, Venezuela or Cuba.” HA! No worries: he’s in my penalty box...I ain’t got to read him anymore. # “a nasty, very nast...
by henry quirk
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 77
Views: 1338

“the dream is all there is”

Yeah, I disagree.
by henry quirk
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 39
Views: 637

Re: Dachshund

"How could any place with its own buggy festival be considered a "podunk"?" Oh, I'm just bein' a misanthrope...CP ain't a bad place to live...not a bad pace to raise a kid. # "Sounds like a centre of civilization. Just two century ago's civilization, maybe." For me, CP's distance from 'civilization'...