henry quirk wrote:...you're a (hard) determinist and believe I have no choice in what I do, how I respond or react.
The view is this;
In truth, all that is really happening is the single, seamless process of 'change' itself (commonly known as the universe).
This process gets it's characteristic asymmetrical structure simply from the fact that (being 'finite') it is the inseperable opposite of the causeless presence that is the Eternal Infinity itself, the nature of which is ever-changless, formless and perfectly symmetrical.
The only COHERENT ever-changing asymmetry is a 'FRACTAL' ever-changing asymmetry.
ALL apparent 'things' and 'events' are as they are simply because they are all 'parts' of this one eternally cyclic process.
Evidently, there are (at least for the moment) certain 'organic' parts of the process that are conscious of themselves and of their surroundings. This basic fact indicates that the universe is actually a (or rather, THE) Living Organism, naturally possessing a countless number of 'nerve ends' at all the appropriate points of it's 'body' (which are commonly known as 'life forms').
This, in turn, indicates that the causeless presence of the Eternal Infinity is actually none other than Life Itself.
Some of the nerve ends of the Organism are of such an extreme level of physical complexity that they have the natural capacity to become 'hypnotized' by their surroundings. This hypnosis makes it seem to these extremely complex nerve ends (a.k.a. intelligent body/mind life-forms) that they are the separate, autonomous originators of their own particular movements.
As such, the absolute harmony that naturally exists between all the 'parts' of the Organism (and therefore, the Organism itself) is impossible to be seen by these hypnotized nerve ends.
In other words, there is no real 'Henry', and therefore, no real 'self' there either to have a choice or to have no choice.