posted on Jun, 30 2003 @ 03:39 PM
First off define 'free will'/choice. Then define 'rightness' and wrongness'. Then ask yourself, is there an actual 'rightness' or
wrongeness' in relation to 'freewill'/choice?
Is it not 'us' (ie: you, me, 'they', 'it') who, through a thought, a word, or an action, which ultimately define 'rightness' or 'wrongness'
in the process of 'free will'/choice?
As I have posted before, I'll say it again. 'Rightness' or 'wrongness' is not an intrinsic condition, it is a subjective judgement
in a personal value system. By our own subjective judgements do we ultimately create and define Self. By our personal values do we
ultimately determine and demonstrate Who We Are.
And again I have mentioned before, and will do so again. There are those among us who say that G-d has given 'us' the greatest gift called or known
as 'free will'/choice. Yet these very same people claim that if you do not obey G-d, He will send us to Hell. This then I ask:
What kind of 'free will' is that?
Does this not make a mockery of G-d -- to say nothing of any sort of the true relationship between G-d and us?!
Is it fear of Hell, etc., that 'we' need in order to be, do, and have what is intrinsically right?
Must 'we' be threatened in order to "be good"?
And then, what is "being good" or "being wrong"?
Who gets to have the final say on this?
Who sets the 'guidelines'?
Who makes the rules?
How could G-d judge G-d's own creation and call it 'bad'?
If G-d wanted us to be and do everything perfectly, would He have not left us in the state of total perfection whence we came? The whole point of the
process called Life was for us to discover ourselves; create ourselves, as we truly are -- and as we truly wish to be. Yet we could not be
that unless we also had a 'free will'/choice to be something else. Should G-d then punish us for making a 'free will'/choice that G-d
Himself have laid before us? If G-d did not want you to make a second choice, why would He create the other than the first? This is the ultimate
question we must ask ourselves before we assign G-d the role of a condemning G-d via free will/choice and "rightness" or "wrongness". The direct
answer is yes, we may do as we wish without fear of retribution. But it may serve us, however, to be aware that for every free
will/choice, there are consequences and consequences are results of natural outcomes. These have nothing to do with retributions or
punishments. Outcomes are simply that. They are what results from the natural application of natural laws. They are that which occurs, quite
predictably, as a consequence of what has occured. That which we percieve as punishment or retribution, or what we would call 'evil' or bad luck,
is nothing more than a natural law asserting itself.
[Edited on 30-6-2003 by Seekerof]