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Free Will
We are all given the ability to choose. We are the only species on the planet that has been given the gift of FREE WILL.

It is not our place to judge those who do not subscribe to the same beliefs as us. It is our job to work on OURSELVES, make the choices that best suit US, create our own destiny.

Whether or not someone is gay, black, white, etc., should have no bearing on whether or not we show them LOVE.

Understand that we are all souls/consciousness having a HUMAN experience. The choices we make affect our future, our lives, what happens to us in this life, and the next, and so on and so on. KARMA. Live by it, it's more true than most believe.

Remember that every choice you make is a gift. GOD has given us the ability to choose.

Those who try to take away this gift (liberals) are the only true enemy. Even then, understand who and what they are, and win the struggle with intelligence and poise.

NEVER FORGET.... it's all about FREE WILL.

If Eve never ate from the apple, we would never have it.
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To be realistic, probably most species on this planet have free will.
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.../We are the only species on the planet that has been given the gift of FREE WILL.
/...
 Quoting: Confucius_Say


Obviously, the great Konfutse never met a cat.
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.../We are the only species on the planet that has been given the gift of FREE WILL.
/...
 Quoting: Confucius_Say


Obviously, the great Konfutse never met a cat.
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I think he is a bible tard that probably thinks the world is 6000 years old.
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To be realistic, probably most species on this planet have free will.
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You are mistaken my friend.

Does a dog choose to kill another dog out of emotion? Does he understand the implications of what he's done?

Can a cat come up with a plan to knowingly steal another cat's scratch pad when no one is looking?

Animals live on instinct. They do not make decisions regarding good and evil.

They live by the laws of nature. Eat, sleep, reproduce, die. There is no evil, no goodness, etc.
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.../We are the only species on the planet that has been given the gift of FREE WILL.
/...
 Quoting: Confucius_Say


Obviously, the great Konfutse never met a cat.
 Quoting: Accidental Stoner 67966692


I think he is a bible tard that probably thinks the world is 6000 years old.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68696649


Not a bible tard. At all.

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

Can animals lie, steal, cheat? (Stealing in the actual sense of stealing, not eating another animal's food. That doesn't count.)
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Humans and animals both seem to make decisions. What is the difference? Do dogs worry about going on a diet? My gosh, cries Fido, Ive got to control this appetite! Do they question whether its right to finish off the last drop of milk and not leave any for their kennel-mates? Does a dog wake up in the morning plagued with existential questions like, what is my purpose in life? Does he worry how he is making a difference with his life, or if he is actualizing his potential?

We do have a lot of things in common with animals, but free will is not one of them. Choosing your favorite ice cream or what to eat for breakfast is a matter of preference, not free will. Free will is the choice between good and evil. To exercise your free will, the choice must include a moral dimension and precipitate a struggle between right and wrong
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I'm actually really surprised with the shallow responses above. I would imagine you people were smarter than that.
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.../We are the only species on the planet that has been given the gift of FREE WILL.
/...
 Quoting: Confucius_Say


Obviously, the great Konfutse never met a cat.
 Quoting: Accidental Stoner 67966692


I think he is a bible tard that probably thinks the world is 6000 years old.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68696649


Not a bible tard. At all.

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

Can animals lie, steal, cheat? (Stealing in the actual sense of stealing, not eating another animal's food. That doesn't count.)
 Quoting: Confucius_Say


Lords of Karma are watching you!

Be aware of the Ripple Effects of your actions.
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Obviously, the great Konfutse never met a cat.
 Quoting: Accidental Stoner 67966692


I think he is a bible tard that probably thinks the world is 6000 years old.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68696649


Not a bible tard. At all.

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

Can animals lie, steal, cheat? (Stealing in the actual sense of stealing, not eating another animal's food. That doesn't count.)
 Quoting: Confucius_Say


Lords of Karma are watching you!

Be aware of the Ripple Effects of your actions.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25956544



Are you directing that to me? Or are you stating that in general
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Hmm, I really think that squirrel outside my window is plotting to murder me.



Yeah... No.
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Always step on it before you sell it!
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wtf?
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And to whoever said I was a bible tard...

I'm alluding to the fact that Eve eating the apple from the Serpent is a GOOD thing, not a BAD thing like the Bible suggests.

So you clearly don't understand what I'm even saying.
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Free will is a given.

It's an accomplished fact, like breathing.

We don't say life is about breathing.

Life is about enjoying life.

All of the fruits of the garden you may enjoy, but one.

The forbidden fruit has multiplied into ten commandments, but the basic purpose of life hasn't changed.

Enjoy the good fruits.

Enjoy the gift of life itself.
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On a different note, I think the internet is kind of over. It's boring and people have seen it all now. Expect ww3 to begin soon...
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Free will is a given.

It's an accomplished fact, like breathing.

We don't say life is about breathing.

Life is about enjoying life.

All of the fruits of the garden you may enjoy, but one.

The forbidden fruit has multiplied into ten commandments, but the basic purpose of life hasn't changed.

Enjoy the good fruits.

Enjoy the gift of life itself.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69037443


You either don't understand what free will is, or don't understand what free will is.
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On a different note, I think the internet is kind of over. It's boring and people have seen it all now. Expect ww3 to begin soon...
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Well yes. I agree. Of course.
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Re: Free Will
Free will is the ability of agents to make choices unimpeded. Factors that might impede choice include metaphysical constraints (particularly forms of determinism such as logical, physical, biological, social or theological determinism),[1] physical constraints (such as the requirements of the laws of science), social constraints (such as threat of punishment, censure, or imprisonment), and mental constraints (such as compulsions or phobias, neurological disorders, or genetic predispositions). The principle of free will has religious, legal, ethical, and scientific implications.[2] For example, in the religious realm, free will implies that individual will and choices can coexist with an omnipotent, omniscient divinity that raises certain injunctions or moral obligations for man. In the law, it affects considerations of punishment and rehabilitation. In ethics, it may hold implications for whether individuals can be held morally accountable for their actions. In science, neuroscientific findings regarding free will may suggest different ways of predicting human behavior.

Though it is a commonly held intuition that we have free will,[3] it has been widely debated throughout history not only whether that is true, but even how to define the concept of free will.[4] How exactly must the will be free, what exactly must the will be free from, in order for us to have free will?

Historically, the constraint of dominant concern has been determinism of some variety (such as logical, nomological, or theological), so the two most prominent common positions are named incompatibilist or compatibilist for the relation they hold to exist between free will and determinism.

Those who find free will cannot coexist with determinism are called incompatibilists, as they hold determinism to be incompatible with free will.[5] The two main incompatibilist positions are metaphysical libertarianism, the claim that determinism is false and thus free will is at least possible; and hard determinism, the claim that determinism is true and thus free will is not possible. The view that denies both that the universe is determined and that free will exists, while logically possible, has no adherents [6]

Those who find free will can coexist with determinism, are called compatibilists, because they hold determinism to be compatible with free will.[7] Some compatibilists even hold that determinism is necessary for free will, arguing that choice involves preference for one course of action over another, a process that requires some sense of how choices will turn out.[8][9] Compatibilists thus consider the debate between libertarians and hard determinists over free will vs determinism a false dilemma.[10] Different compatibilists offer very different definitions of what free will even means, and consequently find different types of constraints to be relevant to the issue. Because all compatibilists agree that determinism is not the relevant concern, they are traditionally grouped together under this common name.
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Learn about cause and effect. We are NOT free to make, for lack of a better word, 'uncaused' choices.
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Learn about cause and effect. We are NOT free to make, for lack of a better word, 'uncaused' choices.
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What is an 'uncaused choice'?

And who are you talking to
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