posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 01:36 PM
Reading this thread made me wonder about the dialog with the merovingian in the Matrix II. Does anyone who sees free will as limited as and I
This is the nature of the universe. We struggle against it, we fight to deny it, but it is of course pretense, it is a lie. Beneath our poised
appearance, the truth is we are completely out of control. Causality. There is no escape from it, we are forever slaves to it. Our only hope, our only
peace is to understand it, to understand the `why.' `Why' is what separates us from them, you from me. `Why' is the only real social power, without
it you are powerless.
Which makes you think. There's kind of a conflict in that reasoning. Because you can still choose to try and understand the 'why' or not. Which is
still a choice, giving you free will in that aspect. Crazy machines right?
But anyway, I do agree that certain things seem to happen no mather how hard you try to evade or change them. I too was in search of information a
couple of years ago and by coincidence the subjects I was most interested in seemed to be an ongoing discussion on this board and coming up in my
searches. Coincidence or not, my choice to search did lead me to this board and the know that there are other people asking themselves the same
questions as I have been doing.
And on a side note, while were at it, I too have escaped death on a couple of occasions. A high speed front tire blowout on a road which wasn't
really built for the speed I was going, got me in a spin at a speed over 100 km/h. I even was driving backwards for like 50 meters with my speed still
above 80 km/h. The road had like two bends in it and I still somehow managed to keep the car in the center of the road, missed all the light posts and
ended up on the opposite side of the road just missing another car heading my way. The guy saw me spinning all over the place and figured I would hit
him, so he stopped his car en moved backwards like 10 meters and stopped. I missed his front bumper by less than a meter. Nevermind my face, I will
never forget the look on his. It was like he had just witnessed a miracle. I have no idea how I accomplished it, but I'm still here. Who knows, I
guess someone somewhere really likes me.